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Scene Reports: continuously, with photos! J£FF Hf ekmann 

Interviews: continuously, with photos! 

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Ad Copy In: by 22nd of previous month- no 

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ROB COONS 



REGISTRATORS-TV Hell-EP 
| V/A-Disoppress-EP 
HIS HERO IS GONE/URANUS-split 12" 
FALLOUT-Resist Control-EP 
WORD SALAD-Faction Of Dystopia-EP 



DR. DANTE 



LOS KENNY HARPERS/CACAHUETES-split EP 

THE DRAGS-Stop Rock And Roll-LP 

THE WAILERS-Do Not Release-10" 

THE.ROBOTS-RipOff-45 

EXPLOSIVE KATE-LP/THE KIRKS-Get Out-EP 



AD SIZES AND RATES: 

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AD CRITERIA: 

Due to backlogs, we can only run new ads 
for music and zine releases. All other ads 
must be classfieds only. We will not accept 
major label or related ads, or ads for comps 
or EPs that include major label bands. 

CLASSIFIEDS: 40 words cost $3/60 words 
max for $4. No racist, sexist or fascist mate- 
rial. Send typed if possible. Cash only!!! 
Expect a two month backlog! 

COVER: The Reclusives 



ARMITAGE SHANKS-Are Friends Electric?-45 
LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 
V/A-Bloodstains Across The UK Vol 2-LP 
THE DRAGS-Stop Rock And Roll-LP 



CHARLES BRONSON/UNANSWERED-split EP 
V/A-Violence-8" 

CRO-MAGS-Live At Wellingtons-LP 
LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 
HIS HERO IS GONE-live 

THE BRIDES-Pushed Around-45 
LADY SPEEDSTICK-Saturday Night...-LP 
HEAD-The Monkey-LP 
LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 
THE MUSTANGS-Here Come...-EP 

THE STAINS-ln Decline-45 
WORKIN' STIFFS-Whipping Boy-45 
REGISTRATORS-TV Hell-45 
THE FEED BACK-Come With Me-45 



ARMITAGE SHANKS-Never Mind The Ballcocks-LP JACK SAINTS-Pickpockets And Loose Women-EP 



TOM HOPKINS 



MANFAT/HARD TO SWALLOW-split EP 
CRUCIFIX-Exhibit A-LP/ASSHOLE PARADE-live 
| HIS HERO IS GONE/URANUS-split-LP 
3 rofane Existence-#31/32-zine 
)HRIST ON A CRUTCH-2XLP/HIS HERO-live 



TOP 10 ZINES 



UNHINGED-Win Our Freedom...-LP 
FORWARD-FeeL.-EP/ANTIOCH ARROW-CD 
OJO ROJO-Can You Keep Your Sanity-LP 
HAIL MARY-Glorious Morning-EP 
CHARLES BRONSON/UNANSWERED-split EP 



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reakout #5 
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Blood Mop #1 
Second Nature #6 
The Baffler #9 
Cryptic Slaughter #7.5 
Rabble Review #1 



UD-The One On The Wall-LP 
RAVIS CUT-Complicated-EP 
iOMB BASSETS-Take A Trip-LP 
f 0RKIN' STIFFS-Whippin' Boy-45 
lUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 



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IS HERO IS GONE/URANUS-split-LP 
ICUST/HIS HERO/RESIN-live 
lARSH/SHITFIT-split EP/GLOOM-Perdition-1 2" 
CROTUM GRINDER-Geld-EP 
IESELQUEENS-BeastWith...-EP 



GAMITS-Come Get Some-EP 

TOY DOLLS-Mega Byte-LP 

A MERCY UNION-EP/FEZ PETTING ZOO-CD 

FORGOTTEN-Class Separation-EP 

STITCHES/TURBONEGRO-live 

CATTLE DECAPITATION-10 Torments-EP 
CHARLES BRONSON/UNANSWERED-split EP 
K0RT PROSESS-Suart Natt-2xEP 
WORD SALAD-Faction Of Dystopia-EP 
BLACK KRONSTATD-A World To Win-Ep 



ALLAN MCNAUGHTON 


Scam-#3-zine 


SNUFF-Potatoes & Melons...-CD 


MANFAT/HARD TO SWALLOW-split EP 


KILL SADIE-Colorless-EP 


THE BUSINESS-Harry May - The Singles-2xLP 


STIKKY-SpamthologyVoM-CD 


V/A-Bloodstains Across The UK Vol 2-LP 


CHRIST ON A CRUTCH-2xLP 


PINK KROSS-Scumbag-EP 


LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 



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LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 

U.S. BOMBS-Beer City Basement-EP 

DISAPPOINTMENTS-AII Cranked Up-EP 

THESTITCHES-live 

THE STAINS-lndependent-EP 



JAH NELL 



Scam-#3-zine 

USELESS FUCKS-Uncle Sid wants You-EP 
THE BRIDES-Pushed Around-45 
EXCESSIVE DEFIANCE-Eat A Dick...-EP 
HEAD-The Monkey-LP 



BRUCE ROEHRS 



THE FORGOTTEN-Class Separation-EP 

RESTARTS-Just Gets Worse-EP 

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS-Crank Me Up-EP 

LOUDMOUTHS-EP/TURBONEGRO-live 

GENERATION EXCREMENT-EP/US BOMBS-EP 



LEAH URBANO 



HIS HERO IS GONE/URANUS-split-LP 
CHRIST ON A CRUTCH-2xLP 
CRO-MAGS-Live At The Willington-LP 
FLOODPLAIN-Eightpennygalvanized-CD 
V/A-A Benefit For Reno Food Not Bombs-EP 



JON VON 



LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS-Crank Me Up-EP 

HEAD-Monkeys-LP 

BOMB BASSETS-Take A Trip-LP 

TOY DOLLS-One More-LP 



RYAN WELLS 



THE KIRKS-Get Out-EP THE SQUARES-Medway Tribute-LP 

STARLIGHT DESPERATION-Our Product-EP SWINDLERS-Wild Wild-EP 

V/A-Bloodstains Across The UK Vol 2-LP V/A-Asesinas De La Lucha Libre-LP 

ARMITAGE SHANKS-Never Mind The Ballcocks-LP REGISTRATORS-TV Hell-EP 

STILETTO BOYS-8-Track Stereo-EP TOP GEAR-Pleasure-EP/CRUCIFIX-Exhibit A-LP 



TIM YOHANNAN 



BLANKS 77-Tanked & Pogoed-EP 

PANTYBOYS-White Middle Class-EP 

Baffler-#9-zine 

NORTHERN DRINKING CULT-EP 

WORKIN' STIFFS-Whipping Boy-45 

FURIOUS GEORGE-Get A Record-LP 
SCARED OF CHAKA-live 
LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 
SLOPPY SECONDS/VINDICTIVES-split EP 
SPACESHITS-live 

WORKIN STIFFS-Whipping Boy-45 
BUSINESS-LP/NORTHERN DRINKING CULT-EP 
ANTI-FLAG/OBNOXIOUS-split EP 
ANTI-TRUST-Double Secret Probation-EP 
THE STAINS-45/REGISTRATORS-45 

V/A-AII About Friends-CD 
ANTIOCH ARROW-CD 
TRIAL-Through The Darkest Days-CD 
ELDOPA-1332-LP 
CONVERGE-live 

FURIOUS GEORGE-Get A Record-LP 
WORKIN' STIFFS-Whipping Boy-45 
NOBODYS-Smell Of Victory-LP 
KAISERS-Alligator-EP 
TURBONEGRO-live 



DIESEL QUEENS-Beast With Five Heads-EP 
V/A-Bloodstains Across The UK Vol 2-LP 
V/A-Killed By 7" Vol 1-EP/IDYLS-Down With...-EP 
HEAD-LP/FURIOUS GEORGE-LP 
DISENCHANTEDmVENTY-TWOS-split EP 



REMA YOUNG & KENNY KAOS 



V/A-Killed By Death #17-LP/THE KIRKS-EP 
LADY SPEEDSTICK-EP/LOUDMOUTHS-EP 
EXPLOSIVE KATE-LP/ARMITAGE SHANKS-LP 
V/A-Too Hot To Handle-LP/HEADS KICKED IN-EP 
SAVAGE MALIGNANT-EP/THE BRIDES-EP 



BACKSTREET GIRLS-Monster In My Cadillac-45 THE BRIDES-Pushed Around-45 

DIMESTORE HALOES-Thrill City Crime Control-LP THE DRAGS-Stop Rock And Roll-LP 

HEAD-The Monkey-LP LOUDMOUTHS-Gone Drinkin'-EP 

MR T EXPERIENCE-And I Will Be With You-EP THE STAINS-ln Decline-45 

STILETTO BOYS-8-Track Stereo-EP VENDETTAS-Can't Stop-45 



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ZINE SHITWORKERS 
Marian Anderson Aragorn 
Brady Baltezore Paul Barger 
Michelle Barnhardt Toby Bitter 



Lily Boe 
Enrico Cadena 
Mel Cheplowitz 
Jeremy Cool 



Jerry Booth 
Chris Charla 
Catherine Cook 
Rob Coons 



Heather Daniels Mikel Delgado 

Rafael DiDonato Timothy Doran 

Jodi Feldman Jonathan Floyd 

Gardner Fusuhara Brian Gathy 

Katja Gussmann Lance Hahn 

Harald Hartmann Chris Harvey 

Jeff Heermann Tom Hopkins 



Jenn Hyman 
Jux 

Carolyn Keddy 
Michael Lucas 
Hal MacLean 
Mary Jane 



George Impulse 
Kenny Kaos 
Mick Krash 
Ray Lujan 
Timojhen Mark 
Jeff Mason 



Tobia Jean Minckler Mundo Murguia 
Allan McNaughton Mike Millett 



Jah Nell 
Bruce Roehrs 
Harry Sherrill 
Steve Spinali 
Martin Sprouse 
Travis T 
Adam Turk 
Jason Valdez 
Ryan Wells 
Joe Whiting 



Shawn Nuzzo 
Greta S 

Michelle Shipley 
Marc Spinale 
Dave Stevenson 
Trixie 

Leah Urbano 
Max Ward 
Shane White 
Kelli Williams 



Winni Wintermeyer Charles Wolski 
Jeff Yih Rema Young 

Jon Von Zelowitz 

ZINE CONTRIBUTORS 



Mykel Board 
George Tabb 
Jason Beck 
Ted Rail 
Dave Emory 
Mark Hanford 
Larry Harmon 
Felix Von Havoc 
Sam Tracy 
Dam MacCormack 
Chuck Trend 
Lali Donovan 
Adam Leborgne 
Ryan Taxles 
Laurent P. 
PC Simonelli 
Chris Hall 



Rev Norb 
John Kohut 
Brian Zero 
Queenie 
Nick Fitt 
Nathan Berg 
Sheri Gumption 
Melissa Klein 
Bryan Alft 
Taylor Nowhere 
El Flojo 
Kevin Imamura 
Morgan Andrews 
Graham Russell 
Generic 
Mitch Prothero 



ZINE COORDINATORS 
Jen Angel Tim Yohannan 



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I MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION. ALL WORK IS DONATED AND NO ONE RECEIVES ANY SALARY. ALL PROCEEDS ARE EITHEB INVESTED IN TECHNOLOGICAL 
IMPROVEMENTS OR GO TO OTHER SIMILARLY NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROJECTS. ANYONE IS WELCOME TO REPRINT ANYTHING FROM Tmrr mn -™.* J. ,™ ! FOR-PROFIT. 



SPRINT ANYTHING FROM MRR, BUT ONLY IF IT'S NOT-FOR-PROFIT, 



#149/Oct "95. Manic Hispanic, Pet UFO, 
Campus Tramps, Joe Kidd, Bad Luck 
Streak, Chumpslap, The Humpers, No 
Violence, Diferentes Actitudes Juveniles, 
Richard The Roadie, "Roots Of Punk- 
The Sixties Pt 2". 

#150/Nov '95. NY Loose, Snap- 
Her, Sick Boys, Splatterheads, 
Pipe, Pregnant Man, Final Con- 
flict, Rawness, Stink, Goblins, 
Smellie Fingers, "Roots' Of Punk- 
-The Essential 1950s". 

#151 pt 2/ Dec '95. The Lowdowns, 
My White Bread Mom, Queen B's, 
Electric Frankenstein, Turtlehead, Ser- 
pico, Trick Babys, In/Humanity, The 
Stains, Varukers, The Pist, Terrible 
Virtue, "The Hardcore Films Of Rich- 
ard Kern". 



#165/Feb '97. He's Dead Jim, The Mil- 
lionaires, No-Talents, Blanks 77, The 
Hives, The Freeze, Chris Spedding & 
Other People's Music, Defiance, The 
Real McKenzies, Savage Malignant, 
Sea Monsters, Dropkick Murphys, Bou 
Sou Nezumi, "Roots of Punk-Rich- 
ard Hell". 

#166/Mar '97. Walking Abortions. 
Hickey, 77 Spreads, Sanity Assassins, 
Cards In Spokes, Joey Tampon & The 
Toxic Shocks, Adjective Noun, Sui- 
cide King, Lenguas Armadas, Trauma, 
De Crew, "Roots of Punk— Dead 
Boys". 

#168/May '97. Cretin 66, Fishsticks, 
UK Subs, Distemper, Enewetak, Fields 
Of Shit, "Roots of Punk-SLF, Under- 
tones". 



#155/Apr '96. Third Degree, Pus- #169/June '97. Hard Skin, Cluster 
sy Crush, Surfin' Turnips, Sick- Bomb Unit, Jihad, Purgen, Speed 
oids, Anti-Flag, Slight Slappers, Queens, Remission, Halflings, The Old 
High Plains Drifters, Cro-Mags, Man, Deface, "Roots of Punk-Clash, 
Hockey Teeth, "The Knights Of Ramones, Sex Pistols". 
Malta". 

#170/July '97. Bristle, Mine, Tedio 
#156 pt 1/May '96. Public Toys, Boys, The 4 Cockroaches, Absconded, 
Crunch, Peter & The Test Tube Meanwhile. Broken, (Young) Pioneers, 
Babies, Nails Of Hawaiian, Splash Hoodrat, "You're Dead!", "Roots of 
4, Yawp!, Lifetime, Sickoids, Punk-The Slits". 
'Roots of Punk— Boston". 

#171/August '97. Strychnine, Idiots, 
#158/July '96. Workin' Stiffs, The Patrick Grindstaff of Pelado Records, 
Gain, Ashley Von Hurter&The Hat- Misanthropists, Racetraitor, ViolentSo- 
ers. The Process, Brother Inferior, ciety, Knuckleheads. 
Judge Nothing, Breakups, Not For 
Rent, "Roots of Punk-The #172/Septem- 
Buzzcocks". ber '97. With- 

drawls, Judge- 
#159/Aug '96. The Smugglers, ment, No Motiv, 
Brand New Unit, Tone Deaf Pig- OppressedLogic, 
dogs. Round Ear Spocks, David Truents, Left For 
Hayes of Too Many Records, Man Dead, Yel- 

Afraid, Blind Side, Vox Populi, lowskin, The 
Death Wish Kids, Fun People, Fat Weird Lovemak- 
Drunk & Stupid, "Roots of Punk— ers. Smash Your 
The Dickies". Face, Flatus, 

Straight Faced, 
#162/Nov '96. Phantom Surfers, Can- Klaxon, X-It, web 
dy Snatchers, The Stain, National designer Vic 
Guard, Torches To Rome, Restos Fos- Gedris, filmmak- 
iles, Two Bo's Maniacs, Snuka, Re- er Doug Cawk- 
demption 87, Torture Kitty, "Roots er. 
of Punk-Los Angeles 77". 

#173/October 
#163/Dec'96.TheLastSonsOfKryp- '97. Hot Water 
ton, The Prostitutes, Wig Hat, The Music, Fat Day 
Boys, Let It Rock, Enemy Soil, Vul- Los Tigres Gua- ^UVU \ \ 
caneers, Half Empty, The Zeros, pos.Les Partisans, 
Deadcats, Teen Idles. The Bristols, My 3 

Scum, The Space 
#164/Jan '97. Naked Aggression, Lil Shits, Chris of Pes- 
Bunnies, Sparkle Moore, Tab Hunt- simiser Records, 
er, Bar Feeders, Jabberwocky, Auto The Reclusives, 
Control, The Hookers, Epileptix, Ac- Nick Qwik, "Pio- 
rid, "Roots of Punk-The Vibrators", neersofPunk: GG 
"Ten Years of Gilman". Allin". 




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MRR IS LOOKING FOR 
A NEW ZINE COORDINATOR 

Yep. We're looking for someone to come and share in the 
responsibility of running this zine. What exactly does that 
mean? We are looking for one person who is interested in being 
involved with Maximum on a large scale - taking on both the 
tedious work and an active role in deciding the direction of this 
zine. 

The responsibilities include handling daily shitwork (mail, 
phones, advertising), layout, coming up with new ideas, instigat- 
ing interviews and articles, harassing the shitworkers, taking 
the blame, and being responsible forthe general direction of the 
magazine. You must be willing to move to San Francisco (unless 
you live here already) and make MRR a priority above friendship 
and, in some cases, above your own projects. Things like 
computer experience, proficient typing, and organizational 
skills are helpful, but being a fast learner could compensate for 
inexperience. 

These are responsibilitiles shared by all the zine coordina- 
tors (well, just Jen and Tim). Specific responsibilities could 
include some screening and assigning of incoming records, and 
in general being involved with the record review section and ads 
that pertain to music. This means that you would need to 
generally agree with the musical content and direction of the 
magazine, and feel confident that you could continue it 

Now, here's the important stuff, on the personality side, 
we are looking for someone who is extroverted and outgoing, 
deals well with people (and strangers), likes goingto shows, and 
knows a Jot about records, bands, and music in general. The 
ideal person must be motivated and detail oriented, to the 
extent of being completely anal. Confidence and some degree 
of aggressiveness are also important, as well as theability to put 
aside your needs and ego to balance the needs of the other 
shitworkers. You need strength and vision, but also sensitivty 
to others. Ability to work under pressure or in a demanding 
environment are also very helpful. 

There are no age, gender, race, or hairstyle restrictions. 
Dreadlocks may be acceptable, but Birkenstocks are strictly 
forbidden (Tim won't budge on that one). Tattoos and piercings 
are optional. It also doesn't matter where you come from 
(though Jen, of course, will give special consideration to anyone 
from the Midwest, particularly Ohio). 

We are not limiting this search to zine people only. 
However, it's awfully difficult to show quality, consistency, 
dedication, and commitment otherwise. If you are not a zine 
editor but are interested, it's up to you to come up with a 
creative way to demonstrate these things to us. 

if this sounds like something you might be interested in 
and qualified for, please send us a letter telling us who you are, 
why you want to work with us, and why you think you should 
be the one. Your letter should also talk about what you have 
been doing for the last couple of years, and what your plans for 
the immediate future involve. Examples of your writing or work 
would also be a good idea to send. Please remember to include 
your phone number with your letter. Money and other bribes 
probably won't help you, the only possible exception to that 
being rare punk rock records (Tim is especially interested in 
foreign ones). 

Please be warned that, first, this is a long term project. 
Second, there is not and never will be any monetary compensa- 
tion involved. The only thing we can offer is living space at the 
MRR house. All other expenses are up to you. If you have any 
questions before you send in your letter, please call us here at 
Maximum HQ and talk to Jen or Tim. 



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THE BRISTLES/THE WORKIN' STIFFS - SPLIT 7" 

ABALIENATION - BOOZE & BRACES 7" 

4TH CLASS - S/T 7" 

30 SECONDS OVER TOKYO - ALL AGES PIE EATING CONTEST 7" 

MEDIA BLITZ - PUNK AINT DEAD 7" 

THE BOILS - ANTHEMS FROM THE NEW GENERATION 7" 

DRUNKEN MISHAP - S/T 7" 

BEAUTIFUL BERT & THE LUSCIUOS ONES - S/T LP 

OPPRESSED LOGIC - AINT A DAMN THING CHANGED LP 

URBN DK - INNOCENT VICTIMS LP 

NEKHEI NAATZA - HAIL THE NEW REGIME LP 

THE BRISTLES - LAST YEARS YOUTH LP & CD 

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MRR, 

I 
didn't 
want to 
be forced to 
write this letter 
but it appears 
that I have been 
ripped off through the mail by three 
different zines. The zines in question 
are: Cheapskate, OverThe Counter, 
& Icarus Was Right. I sent $1 .00 to 
Cheapskate on 1-6-97 and have re- 
ceived nothing. I sent $1 .00 to Over 
The Counter ,and $2.00 to Icarus 
Was Right on 1-18-97 and have re 
ceived nothing. I even wrote all 3 
zines back asking why I had not 
received anything. No reply. I was 
quite surprised because I've heard 
nothing but good things about Icarus 
Was Right. Even if they were sold 
out of that issue, by not replying to 
my letters, they basically were say 
ing "fuck you." Like they can't afford 
the $ 0.32 it would cost to send me a 
reply. I wonder how many other 
people they have done this to. 

I do a zine and I know how the 
mail can get backed up, especially if 
it's a one person zine such as mine. 
No matter how much mail I have, I 
make sure to mail out my zines the 
next day in most cases. When zines, 
such as the aforementioned three, 
blatantly ignore mail orders, it hurts 
all zines in general. I know people 
who have gotten ripped off ordering 
zines and as a result, they no longer 
buy zines through the mail. It's not 
the money that I'm worried about, it's 
the principle. 

If anyone knows how to con- 
tact Ken Perry from Las Vegas please 
have him write me. He ordered a 
copy of Motion Sicknessirom me but 
when I mailed it, it kept coming back 
to me with a stamp that says "No 
Such Street." I kept waiting for him to 
write me back asking why he didn't 
get the zine, but he never wrote. 
Also, as a side note, if you write to a 
zine, record label or anyone, please 
make your name and address clearly 
legible! 1 1 ! It's especially important 
to have that information on the letter 
itself because the letters usually get 
separated from the envelopes lopes 
that they came in. That is all. 




Cheers. 
Phil-Motion/ P.O. 
Louis, MO 63130 



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Dear Maximum RockN' Roll, 
Taylor here from Go- 
ing Nowhere fanzine here to 
alert as many people as pos- 
sible, before they get ripped off, just as 
I did, by Royal Flush Records and 
Zach Brooks. He claims to be a non- 
profit organization... Well the $1 1.50 
he took from me was pure profit, since 
I never received my order, but instead 
excuses and nasty e-mail from this 
thief. I sent a check made out to 'Zach 
Brooks' for $1 1 .50 in late January. 2 
months later in late March, after wait- 
ing and waiting for 2 months, I e- 
mailed him to remind him that it had 
been 2 months, and that / knew he 
cashed my check in early February. 
He apologized and assured me he 
would ship it out immediately. This 
was not the case. I never got my CD, 
but instead found myself waiting, 
doubtful that I'd ever see anything 
from this guy. So 5 months later, after 
he cashed my check, I was furious. I e- 
mailed him once again, and demanded 
a prompt refund or my CDto be shipped 
immediately. I told him "it was pathetic 
that I hadn't gotten my order and ques 
tioned whether (but really I was pretty 
positive of his intentions) he was go 
ing to keep my money, and I was 
pretty doubtful that he'd send my CD." 
I got e-mail back from him, and in- 
stead of apologizing, and assuring me 
that he was still going to send my CD, 
I got cussing and excuses?!?!?! He 
was chewing ME out saying he was 
real busy with his job, school, per- 
sonal life, etc. Now, I can understand 
this, but if he's so busy, should he 
really be running a record distribu- 
tion? NO. Especially if he's suppos- 
edly "non-profit," which is what made 
me want to support his organization in 
the first place, because I could have 
easily got this particular CD at the 
local record store, instead. But can he 
really be all that busy? That after six 
months, (yes at this point it had been 
six months) he didn't have one spare 
moment to ship a package to some- 
one who had ordered from him 6 
months ago, and reminded him that 
he was waiting a few times along the 
way? I find that hard to believe. But 
you know what I find really hard to 
believe, and what tops this bullshit all 
off? That he had time to cash my 
check, and get his lazy ass down to 
the bank to fill his greedy pockets with 
my money, but no time, to send the 



goods that were rightfully mine and 
paid in full. Besides... At $1 1 .50 he's 
got to be making profit. Labels sell 
their CDs at approx $5 wholesale 
rate to distributions, but this is beside 
the point. The point is, he could give 
a shit about his customers. He's a 
thief. Don't support Royal Flush 
Records and their unethical busi- 
ness practices. I may never see my 
$1 1.50 or my CD, but maybe I can 
help some of you from making the 
same mistake, and getting your 
money stolen from you. Don't send 
this thief your money, and don't sup- 
port him. Royal Flush + Zach Brooks 
= an unethical thief. Thank you for 
your time. 
Taylor Nowhere. 

^^W Apologies to all, but 

^k^r this is yet another letter in 
^^ the MRR letters page warn- 
ing everybody about a rip-off mer- 
chant within punk. It is a letter I'd 
rather not have to write, but unfortu- 
nately I have to — and hopefully this 
letter will mean that other small la- 
bels won't get ripped off as well. 

Here's the story in full. Wrench 
Records has been operating as a 
small punk label and mailorder from 
the late 80's. Westworld from Tuc- 
son, Arizona (formerly known as 
Toxic Shock) agreed to be the US 
distributors of releases on the Wrench 
label in the early 90s. In 1993 I re- 
leased a CD by Rancid Hell Spawn, 
which Westworld agreed to distrib- 
ute. Westworld asked me not to use 
anyotherdistributorfortheCDinthe 
USA, which I agreed to do, some- 
what reluctantly (as Rotz from Chi- 
cago had already told me that they'd 
like to try selling them as well). I sent 
Westworld 200 copies of the CD, on 
consignment, at $6 a copy. They 
soon sold out so I sent them 150 
more. Most of those sold too, and 
Westworld ended up needing to send 
me around $1 700. To cut a long story 
short, they never sent me any money 
at all! I tried everything - writing, 
phoning, sending faxes. I even turned 
up in his 'Toxic Ranch" shop in Tuc- 
son (a long detour for me!) to ask for 
the money, and ended up with a $50 
bill from the till plus a stack of unsold 
records on the Westworld label in 
"exchange" for the CDs. Since then 
(over 2 years ago) Bill of Westworld 



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has refused to 
reply to any of 
my letters or I 
faxes asking 
him to settle his 
debt. I've even 
offered to take 
some more 
records on the Westworld label in 
lieu of cash. No reply to that fax 
either. And even if you take into 
account the stuff he's given me in 
exchange, he still owes me $900. 

So... My plea to all MRR read- 
ers is for everyone to boycott 
Westworld Mailorder and the Toxic 
Ranch shop in Tucson. It may be a 
good mailorder list and a good shop, 
but there is no place in punk forj 
distributors and shops that rip off | 
small labels. 
Charlie/Wrench Records/BCM Box 
4049 / London WC1 N 3XX/ England 

Jn| Tim Yo and MRR, 
mJF Sorry to not have 

^W^ typed this but I haven't seen 
my best friend Groin in quite some 
time because mainly, his dad thought 
I was a "bad influence" and that "we 
were not good for each other" what- 
ever the fuck that means. It really 
sucks. I lost my best friend just 'cuz 
some old rich bastard said so. So I 
thought maybe you guys could help 
me out by printing this, I know Groin 
reads the letters section but I don't 
know his address. Groin, I miss you 
and wish things could've worked out. 
Please write me. Any other punks 
with similar situations? 
Issac Excrement/ 1965 Canyon Dr./ 
LA, CA 90068 

P.S. A big fuck you to old men 
trying to run their kid's lives! Your life, 
your choice 



Open letter to MRR & read- 
ers, 

The earth's natural 

evolutionary process is cur- 
rently at a standstill. Humans, ever 
dominating, sadly believing they are 
the center of the universe, declared 
war on the wilderness with the pow- 
erful cries of "industrialization!" They 
are winning. 

Up until recently I hadn't given 
the environment much thought. Driv 
ing through the pacific northwest 
twice in the last year kicked me in the 
lass, tattooing a scene so violent and 




disgraceful into my conscience. We 
have seriously fucked up our natural 
world. A world where animals don't 
need protein enhanced, zoo-fed food 
to survive. Currently 9% of the United 
States' total land mass (the 48 con- 
tinuous states) is wild, untamed land. 
About 2 1/2 % is protected. 2 1/ 
2% is not enough land to successfully 
maintain a healthy population of large 
four legged carnivores such as bear, 
wolverine, and mountain lions as weli 
as their prey. These animals need 
continuous, flowing ecosystems in or- 
der to survive, not small chunks of 
rocky landscapes (key word being 
rocky, most designated wilderness 
areas are relatively treeless, therefore 
profitless). 

Having been involved with punk 
for several years writing a fanzine, I 
know first hand how much passion 
exists within it and all of its incarna- 
tions. What I also see is way too much 
apathy and nihilism, which is very sad 
considering the networking abilities 
we have created! Punk/hardcore/an- 
archism is not just music, spikes, and 
middle fingers. It is a huge under- 
ground network of people from all 
walks of life, struggling to create and 
maintain an environment away from 
the system that is bent on manufactur- 
ing non-confrontational consumers! 
People who have no rights, and sadly 
don't know it. Humanity is not a plague 
It is however ignorant, greedy, and 
destructive. 

I recently joined a few organiza- 
tions that are dedicated to stopping 
the destruction of all that is wild. When 
I started looking into the facts and 
statistics of what logging, mining, road 
building, and grazing has done to the 
west, it outraged me more than any- 
thing ever has. Seeing with my own 
eyes saddened me just as much. It 
made so many things loose their once 
potent impact. Whose band is punk, 
who looks punk, who eats meat, who 
doesn't. Punk is a beautiful release 
from mainstream society, a liberation 
of soul. Sadly the infighting has killed 
most of that feeling. Becoming active 
in a cause, be it Food Not Bombs, 
Earth First!, or just showing up for a 
protest, continuously gives me that 
once forgotten feeling. Like the first 
time I popped Black Flag's "Damaged" 
album in and heard 'Rise Above'! 

Anyone that wants more infor- 
mation on how they can become in- 



volved, write me at PO Box 2536/ 
Missoula, MT 59806, or look in your 
local phone book under "environ- 
mental organizations". Pick the most 
extreme one, you won't be let down. 
Randy/ Spaghetti Dinner & Dancing 
fanzine 

a MRR, 
First, let me say, 
"Great zine!" 
Now the bad news. I am serv- 
ing a sentence for a white collar 
crime. I am not a political prisoner. I 
committed a crime. I used my com- 
puter to obtain funds (read "cash") 
and merchandise to help a hell of a 
lot of people in the scene. But, some 
of the people I helped got greedy. 
They were not happy with food, 
clothes, and a roof over their heads. 
They wanted more, so they tried to 
set me up and rip me off. It didn't 
happen. 

I helped a few bands purchase 
equipment. I helped fund repairs to a 
few clubs that were trashed. I done 
what I could. Which was a lot. 

A friend wrote me recently and 
told me that El Paso, Texas lost its 
only venue because nobody cared 
enough to collect admission at the 
door and rent couldn't be paid. She 
said she usually collected the funds 
personally, but that one weekend 
she was out of town. And now it's 
gone. El Paso has no venue. 

Sad. And people wonder why 
thescene is dying. Anarchy isn't about 
trashing shit. Anarchy isn't about free 
admission so you can buy beer. An 
archy is about making a change and 
you can't make shit happen if you 
fuck up your scene! For gods' sakes 
people! Stop shitting in your diner 
plate! 

As for me, I will be free in 7 
months. And I will be back. Helping 
squatters and bands and anyone else 
who needs it. This time around I want 
to fix up a warehouse and form a 
punk/anarchy co-op and library/re- 
source center. 

Finally, if anyone out there is 
interested in writing to a Native Ameri- 
can half breed (Cherokee), black hair, 
brown eyes, 27 years old and lonely,' 
here I am! I'm looking for friends and 
I can't afford a classified! 

Make something happen! Don't 
lay down! 
John Smallwood #04399-010/ PO 




Box 14500/ 
Lexington, KY 
40512 



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MRR, 
I' m 
writing 
this let- 
ter to express my feelings/disgust of 
the hundreds of people who've been 
letdown by "Book Your Own Fucking 
Life". This so-called resource guide 
is 90% a fucking joke! Anyone trying 
to book a show could tell you some of 
the idiots who list themselves as 
promoters/venues". Some of my fa- 
vorites were "I used to book shows, 
but my mom won't let me anymore," 
"I'm employed now, I have no time 
for shows," and "I booked one show 
last year, but the venue burned 
down." Then there are the "labels/ 
distributors", some kid with dad's 
credit card puts out his friend's band's 
seven inch, and dad grounds him 'til 
senior year. Finally, the "bands" sec- 
tion. I would bet that at least half the 
bands listed are either broken up, 
non-existent, or jokes. My solution to 
this problem would be this; be it 
Under The Volcano or some other 
collective, charge a $10 entrance 
fee per listing to weed out the mo- 
rons, and to bring forth sincere indi- 
viduals involved with this whole punk/ 
hardcore thing. I do understand that 
sometimes shit does happen, like 
legit bands breaking up due to what- 
ever circumstances orpromoters los- 
ing their venues due to cops, vandal- 
ism, whatever. But, I think the $10 
entrance fee would also help would 
also help with the production/distri- 
bution fees, making B.Y.O.F.L. way 
more of a solid resource for up and 
coming bands, etc. Our punk/ 
hardcore community is way too small 
and fragile to be weighed down by 
inconsiderate individuals just want- 
ing to see themselves in print. 
Thank you. 






Maximum, 

Recently I was at a 
show in L.A. A venue by 
the name of Moguls, located 
in Hollywood. I rarely go to see 
shows in L.A., but the bill was packed 
with great garage punk. So we ven- 
tured. 

Sitting through three of the 
bands and about six beers I was 



psyched to see Loli & The Chones and 
the legendary Lazy Cowgirls. So, I 
worked my way up to the front. 

First I gotta say the Chones LP 
rocks. Though their set was cut short. 
It was late, 1:00 AM. 

So, the Lazy Cowgirls take the 
stage and crank out all the new & old. 
About five songs into their set some of 
the audience are dancing & singing 
along. Definitely, no one is out of hand. 
I notice a guy squatting on the stage 
facing towards the crowd. I do not 
notice the can of mace (pepper spray) 
he is holding. Without warning he 
sprays into the crowd. Only a few of us 
got it in our eyes. I can't say (see) 
really. But, I take off running forthe bar 
not knowing what the fuck is happen- 
ing. So, you could probably get a 
better story elsewhere. Anyway, I jump 
on the bar screaming for help. The 
bartenders of course grab the tip bowls 
and bolt. They come back and pour 
cups of water over my head, barely 
running in my eyes. Then ice. Yes, 
much better. 

If you ever get maced-(unless 
you deserve it) hold ice on your eyes 
and lean over so it doesn't run down to 
your crotch. Which I've heard is much 
worse. So, I make it to the men's room 
and flush my eyes out. The guy next to 
me is screaming & flushing in the 
same sink. I tell him to "just go with it", 
like were both having some bad acid 
trip and were just at our peak right 
now.The guy gets much worse and 
now is being held down after smack- 
ing his head on the floor. I'm only half 
blind now so I go to the door in rage. 
Questioning whoever. The club claims 
"it was not a worker, maybe someone 
with the band". "We have the cops 
coming right now". Great, I'm blind 
and drunk as fuck. I head back home 
to Long Beach. Later, I found out that 
it was a bouncer from the club. Some 
big bald dumb mother fucker that 
doesn't want to get sued for misuse. 
He works for Tigermask, a promoter 
for shows in L.A. I hope you felt that 
elbow in the face my friend gave you. 
That shit in your eyes makes you think 
twice about stealing that ole lady's 
purse or being a rapist. Isn't that what 
its for?? But I wouldn't do that, I'm just 
a showgoer. Write, 
Tom Showgoer/ 372 11th St./ San 
Pedro, CA 90731 

P.S. I'm getting my money back, 
whopeel! 



O "Lefty" Hooligan: 
I had hoped this let- 
ter would be unnecessary, 
and maybe it is, but I felt like I 
had to write. As a fellow anti-authori- 
tarian, class-conscious person in- 
volved in the punk scene, I was hesi- 
tant to loudly criticize you, but I've 
seen enough. Your column in issue 
#170 was merely the latest in a long 
chain of cheap shots at a particular 
brand of lefty, in this case democratic 
socialists. Now, it warms my heart to 
hear that Larry Livermore will be 
skulking his fool ass away from Look- 
out!, and agree that his claims to 
some kind of socialist conscience 
are ludicrous in light of his public 
actions. And I also agree that that 
brand of socialism has some dark 
episodes, in particular the ones you 
mentioned (World War I, although 
the American party was against the 
war from the beginning and its lead- 
ers did time for it, and some partici- 
pation in Commie-hunting afterWWII, 
and the limp "activism" of DSA). But 
it's ridiculous to say that the track 
record of one punk scene pinworm 
"amply manifests" the bankruptcy of 
a century of socialist thought and 
action. Livermore's a weasel (no pun 
intended), but I still believe that a 
radical democratic socialism tem- 
pered with syndicalist influences is 
the best and most moral vision of 
how society should run, and what we 
should do to get there. But my par- 
ticular perspective isn't the point here. 
Since your column 
began, it's been a series of indict- 
ments and dismissals of virtually ev- 
ery current of anti-capitalist activity: 
anarchists, syndicalists, Bolsheviks, 
radical nationalists, Trotskyists, 
Greens, trade unionists, and now 
democratic socialists. You're more 
sectarian than any Maoist leafletter, 
yet somehow you've avoided giving 
us any clear idea of which tendency 
you subscribe to. And it must be a 
tendency: you've certainly shown that 
you have no interest in a broad 
based, ecumenical anti-capitalist 
movement. It's easy to crap all over 
everybody else's plans when you 
don't have to stand by your own. I've 
missed a couple of issues over the 
last few years, so maybe I'm wrong, 
but aside from your vague stand in 
support of hypothetical "revolution- 
ary street gangs," I've never seen 



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anything by you 
about your po- 
litical allies, 
only about your 
"enemies." 

LMji£^(§f|j I Ironically, most 
-, -*P| '( ,JI of them are, 

yes, I'll say it, 
doing more than you or I to build 
some kind of alternative to global 
capitalism, at least as near as your 
readers can tell from what you write. 
So where do you 
stand? Why won't you tell us? I also 
have to wonder about your commit- 
ment to working class autonomy. 

When the poor people of 
Chiapas support a bold, defiant 
armed uprising, you sit in the San 
Francisco area (a city among the 
most expensive to live in in the world) 
and deride them for being too re- 
formist. Why not let them decide? 
When you work 1 6 hours a day for a 
few tortillas, then maybe your per- 
spective on that situation matters. 

What makes you think you 
know better than they do? I'm also 
puzzled by the fact that your revolu- 
tionary novel features protagonists 
who are filthy rich and live in a high- 
security compound far from the city. 
As the Redskins sang, "Ordinary men 
and women only get supporting 
parts." 

In End Time, the working 
poorof Oakland are reduced to noble 
savage caricatures who neatly fol- 
low the formula for '"spontaneous" 
revolution. Wouldn't it have been 
more interesting and revolutionary 
to tell at least part of the story from 
the perspective of one of the pissed- 
off poor, rather than a rich college 
kid? Oh, well, I guess people write 
what they know. S o 

let's hear it, Lefty. Where do you 
stand? Who do you stand with? Until 
you let us know, your potshots at 
everyone else will continue to ring 
pretty hollow in the hallways of Chez 
Useless. It's rare enough to hear a 
class-conscious perspective in the 
punk scene; we can't afford to sound 
like petty, narrow-minded, inert ideo- 
logues. Yours, 

Jason Useless/ PO Box 63452/ St. 
Louis, MO 63163 

P.S. Please don't just refer 
me to various columns of the past. If 
there has been a relevant column in 
an old issue, I must have missed it, 



|and I don't have it to refer to. 

P.P.S. Listen to the Strike, vl 
I Reverse, the Odd Numbers, Dillinger 
4 and Bikini Kill's "Reject All Ameri- 
can" (still a fave over a year after it 
| came out). Hot stuff! 

Dear MRR, 

Yours is the best magazine I 
have ever read. Everything 
from international letters accu- 
rately describing social and political 
realities in Europe to many columns 
containing the most thoughtful politi- 
cal and social writing we have read. 
Puma's (from Sweden) de- 
scription of the shifting sands in Eu- 
rope was so powerful as to be fright- 
ening if one cares to peer into the 
future. The following letterf rom Chris- 
tine was another international anthro- 
pological study of politics and culture 
in Europe and America. It is important 
for Americans to understand Europe 
well because so much of our coun- 
tries' lives and treasure are being com- 
mitted, once again, to an increasingly 
unstable Europe. 

Christine's letter was to MRR 
columnist Ted Rail. Mr. Rail's column 
"Rail Deal" subtitled "Witness To Mur- 
der" was extremely well written 
whether it was non-fiction orfiction. As 
former New Yorkers, "Rail Deal" en- 
abled us to visit a neighborhood we 
never had the nerve to visit at nine at 
night. 

Nick Fitt's call to "...round them 
[the citizens] up into a working-class 
political party and give them a set of 
politics which will enable them to fight 
back" was well taken. Lefty Hooligan's 
"What's Left" column contained the 
only historical review of the Russian 
Revolution (1917) I have ever read. 
Lefty's critique of democracy as an 
iconographic paradigm was well 
served by three examples of alterna- 
tive decision making styles he offered. 
Perhaps there should be an alterna- 
tive decision making style contest! 

Richard Owen's column 
'Time, Backward" analyzed two old 
movies I always admired and now I 
know why. In "Saturday Night and 
Sunday Morning" and 'The Loneli- 
ness of the Long Distance Runner", 
Owen's analysis uses the Marxist mi- 
lieux of 1950's working class English 
experience to set Allan Sillitoe's work 
in perspective. The young men in 
Upper Manhattan in the 1 950's needed 



no Marx to mistrust 'The Man". We 
[did so intuitively. Men in bars laughed 
[at The Man, whoever he was. 

Owen's Marxist analysis of 
Sillitoe's work is relevant to 1950's 
England and would have been rel- 
evant to America, if Nick Fitt's notion 
of a "working class political party" 
ever was allowed to f lou rish . I nstead, 
all but the most reactionary politics 
are attacked by The Man in 
COINTELPRO operations. 'Tis a 
shame. 

Nathan Berg's call for a con 
sumer boycott or general consumer 
strike against the cola kings and all 
their beverages was excellent. We 
will make an effort. O.J. (the juice not 
the person) for us. The guest opinion 
from the Crimethlnc anti-ennui revo- 
lutionary strike force contained a very 
worthwhile call for joy in all we do 
particularly our politics if we are not 
to bore ourselves and everyone else. 
Live and be well, 

Grace & Mike Hogan/ Kanaalstraat 
66 Huis/ 1054 XK Amsterdam/ Hol- 
land 



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positive feedback. However we would 
like to point out that Unit is about as 
SxE as Earth Crisis are drunk punx. 
We still find the irony humorous none- 
theless. 

We may as well take this 
opportunity to plug our split 7" with 
F.M.D. which is available now on 
Spiral objective. We also have a split 
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sible. Cheers, 
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Puma (and everyone else), 

I read your letter in 

MRR #171 and I have to 

say that I disagree with you. 

I'm right now in the Central American 

country Costa Rica for a year. 

I agreed with you (to an al- 
most foolish extent since I haven't 





\ got nearly as 
much experi- 
ence with un- 
employment 
and general 
decadence as 
you) before I 
came here. My 
encounter with Latin America and all 
the corruption and imperialism here 
has changed my mind. Of course 
Sweden isn't perfect. But my com- 
parison isn't with the poorest country 
in Africa but one of the richest in 
Latin America. 

I don't know where to begin. 
I'll just keep it to some examples 
since I'm sure many "apolitical" oil- 
skins don't find this interesting. 

The police (and the govern- 
ment, but with them I don't have 
experiences of my own, just rumors) 
are so corrupt that the Swedish ver- 
sions look like saints in comparison. 
There are probably twice as many 
American imperialistic companies 
here than inSweden and they're all 
more widely spread too. 

The thing that really got me 
choking on my carrot though was the 
small (and tragically funny) detail 
that there's a part of the capital San 
Jose called Coca-Cola! I Swedes still 
have little reason for international 
complaint in comparison to either 
oppressed countries like Costa Rica 
or other oppressing countries like 
(for, of course, Sweden is an op- 
pressing country, just on a smaller 
level than) the US. To me, some of 
Sweden's biggest problems are on 
the cultural and psychological level, 
but that's another story... 

Write me if you have any 
opinions. More of my writing on Costa 
Rica at http://www.algonet.se/ 
~blinnros/incozine/incozine.htm(but 
that's not so political. Actually it sucks. 
Don't go there.) Bye. 
David Linnros/ Ave.7 calles 14 y 16/ 
500N, 25E Cuerpo de Bomberos/ 
3000-Heredia, Heredia/ Costa Rica 

Dear MRR, 

I am responding to a 
column in issue #169; 
"Guest Opinion" by Free- 
man Wicklund. 

I understand that there are 
many unjust convictions in prison 
systems today, but there are many 
"just" convictions also. Though what 




Freeman was talking about in this 
particular column was nauseating. 

First of all, some people don't 
care what or whom they hurt, kill, or 
steal from. So Mr. John Doe Crackhead 
may feel that breaking into my apart- 
ment and killing me for my stereo 
system would be A-OK for him. After 
all, if he did get caught, would "justice" 
ring true if he was sentenced to a 
couple of years where he had more 
recreation than he did before he went 
to prison? Why shouldn't we let pris- 
oners enjoy some of the pleasures 
freedom gives us, such as television, 
the right to exercise, live hygienically, 
earn money, roam freely, etc.? 

Why not? Because they are 
what they are... Prisoners! What is 
prison anyway? Is it a place to go to 
school? Is it a place to catch up on 
reruns? No! It is a place for punish- 
ment. Why would someone with no 
respect for human life or liberties stop 
the continuance of heinous infringe- 
ments on my life and liberty if he/she 
knewthattherewouldbenohelltopay 
for it? 

Freeman said that inmates 
make $3 a day to work in factories. 
That's $3 a day too much! How about 
swallowing the concept that prison is a 
shit hole and that when you go there, 
it's not going to be a field trip. 

Freeman should also under- 
stand that today, standing up for lib- 
erty such as the sit-in that he spoke of 
has its consequences. Is he not willing 
to stand up for his cause? What are his 
limits? That is what separates us from 
"them". Don't you think that that's the 
reason why people don't rockthe boat? 
They don't want to risk losing their 
cushiony lifestyles. 

The last part of the column 
was the most aggravating, where Free- 
man talks about his "hunger strike". 
Oh yes, he's really winning the battle 
now. He's doing the prison's job for 
them. He'll kill himself before the prison 
can! Grow up. 
Jessica Allen 

Jessica, 

You "understand thatthere are 
many unjust convictions" but still your 
attitude is "fuck anyone who ends up 
in prison. " Duh! Do the police or pros- 
ecutors ever lie? Do people who can't 
afford lawyers go to jail more often for 
longer sentences? Have you heard of 
the police scandal in Philadelphia 



where hundreds of (mostly poor 
black) people are getting dismissals 
or new trials because the truth of 
what the pigs were up to came 
out? Think this isn't just the tip of the 
iceberg? 

Your hypothetical situation 
where you are murdered in your home 
by a crackaddictis an example of the 
fear of crime and subtle racism con- 
servatives have been using to build 
support forthe ever-expanding prison 
system. You are much more likely to 
be murdered by someone you know 
than by a stranger breaking into your 
house. But the idea that "crackheads" 
(frequently a code word for "poor 
blacks") lurk on every corner, waiting 
to steal from (and/or rape and mur- 
der) a hard working (white) person, is 
a myth as old as this country, encour- 
aged by media and government 
largely controlled by wealthy whites. 

How do these people (the 
"justly convicted") grow up with no 
respect for life or property? People 
raised in poverty, with little formal 
education or legal economic pros 
pects, have little incentive to follow 
the "straight and narrow. "If you can't 
find a job, what are you going to do? 
Unsurprisingly, people choose to 
steal, hustle, or conduct extra-legal 
businesses. It sucks having your shit 
ripped off but in the big picture whole 
sections of the American (and the 
world) population have been ripped 
off before they're even born. Poverty 
breeds crime, that's obvious, eh? 

$3 a day is too much? Many 
major corporations agree with you. 
They're paying the state to have the 
prison population solder their circuit 
boards or whatever. The company 
makes more money paying $3 a day 
than paying $6 an hour to "free 
waged workers. The workers lose 
their jobs. Now what? Maybe they'll 
turn to crime, get arrested, and end 
up with their old jobs back... 

You argue that people who 
"stand up for liberty" should be ready 
forthe "consequences"— -a long sen- 
tence where they're "punished". Is 
that what you want? Sorry this is so 
long. You're full of shit. JeffM. 



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...a strange and wondrous insight was re- 
cently made manifest to me (quite apart 
from the not-quite-as-recent-yet-still-topical 
divination which indicated that it might not 
be such a good idea to write last-minute 
columns whilst under the influence of The 
Brain Formula™ With Gingko Biloba [and 
Jerry Mathers as The Beaver] after all [but, i 
mean, what the hell — it's that very spirit of 
non-stop horizon-expansion and continual 
cutting edge experimentation that has, 
throughout the years, come to define MRR 
as we know it! If you don't believe me, ask 
your dad!]) in the heretofore unsatisfyingly 
skirted area (our Unabashed Dictionary de- 
fines "unsatisfyingly skirted area" as the 
parts of a girl drummer's undies you're un- 
able to see when she'sbehind the kit, regard- 
less of how you position yourself relative to 
the rack torn) of the concept of guitar-as- 
phallic-symbol as it applies to the arena of 
Women In Rock (as with almost all other 
great instances of 20th Century Thought, the 
initial concept of guitar-as-willie is generally 
thought to be the work of Paul Stanley of 
Kiss, who also invented the Tesla coil and 
the Ibanez Iceman). While the notion that 
guitars metaphorically represent the dongs 
and/or fantasy dongs of the individuals 
around whose neck said devices are strapped 
is routinely taken as, if not a high truth, then 
certainly nothing less than a medium-alti- 
tude truth by anyone who actually still gives 
a shit about such things in the post-Freudian 
world in which we dwell, this analysis has 
traditionally only held for guitars slung by 
the male of the axe-wielding species. The 
question of what the flick it all means when 
chicks of the species don axes — not just to 
chop us up in our sleep, as had formerly been 
the sole lot of the axe as regards womankind, 
but to, you know, ROCK OUT with ("axe" 
means "guitar," man! It's rock and roll talk, 
jive turkey! Take five, way gone hep cat of 
intransigent reetness!) — has remained some- 
what of a mystery throughout the years. 
WHAT DOES A GUITAR SYMBOLIZE 
WHEN THE OWNER HAS NO DICK??? (i 
mean, sure, we could always ask the guy 
from Oasis this, but, you know, that would 
be cheating) Is it merely a manifestation of 
penis envy ("penis envy" being one of the 
very few major concepts of 20th Century 
Thought not initially hypothesized by Paul 
Stanley, having instead been first theorized 
by G.G. Allin in his groundbreaking psycho- 



logical treatise Where's The Rest Of Me? and 
Other Knee Slappers [Brown Sausage Press, 
Vienna, 1916])??? A soul-baring trumpeting 
of blatant latent dykehood??? A prosthetic 
Vanessa Del Rio impalement-style clit??? 
The severed genitalia of the UberBobbitt 
man-pig on display for all to see??? A sym- 
bolic brandishing of a BIG MOTHERFUCK- 
ING STRAP-ON DILDO which they intend 
to ram up malekind's collective rock'n'roll 
rectum at the earliest opportunity, and from 
which everyone but Mykel Board should 
flee in blind anal panic??? HA! THE COR- 
RECT ANSWER IS NONE OF THE ABOVE 
(which is often the correct answer during 
early rounds of Dust Bowl Punk Trivia as 
well, but never mind the gratuitous scene 
frippery. However, since his name did come 
up, i'd like to take this opportunity to veer 
off on a tangent completely unrelated to the 
topic of my dissertation [hey, don't think of 
it as me wasting your time, think of it as me 
building tension!], ergo and to wit a recent 
column of Our Mr. Board's [i like reading 
Mykel's column. My list of "Things Which I 
Must Have Up My Butt Before I Am Truly 
Living The Good Life" would be compara- 
tively puny if it weren't for thatman!] wherein 
M.B. stated that i championed that which he 
referred to as "Springsteenism" [i.e., the be- 
lief that bands should play "long" sets, with 
the ultimate aim of their performance being 
an eventual grinding of the audience into 
moosh]. The opposing theory, which Mykel 
himself espoused, he called "Ramonesism" 
— the belief that punk bands should deliver 
a nice, concise, thirty-minute-max slap to the 
audience's head, then get the fuck off the 
stage [kinda funny how Myke chose the 
term "Ramonesism" to represent the short 
set point of view, since the Ramones haven't 
played 30 minute sets since, like, what, 1976 
or something? You gotta get out more, bro! 
(oh well, Mykel lives in Manhattan — i heard 
they only recently got K-Mart™ there, so it 
stands to reason they're a bit behind the 
times in many regards}] . Although this is not 
a particularly inflammatory — or, hell, even 
interesting — subject for debate [although, 
shit, i guess it's better reading than a column 
entitled Should Ben Weasel Get A Day Job? or 
something would be], a fella just can't sit on 
his typing finger after being called a dang 
"Springsteenist," ya know? [PARENTHETI- 
CAL CONFESSIONS OF AN ACCUSED 
SPRINGSTEENIST, PART ONE: I actually 
purchased a used copy of the "Born In The 
USA" vinyl for $3.50 within a year or so of 
the album's release. Now, not that i've lis- 
tened to it in the last ten years or anything, 
but i did not and still do not think that record 
totally sucks. Whoops, looks like that's all the 
time we have for today, kids'. Be here tomorrow, 
when this troubled soul divulges how he once 
turned the radio UP when "Born To Run" came 
on, provided he can elude the lynch mobs and 
Taste Authoritiesfor another twenty-four hours!] 



Anyway, to paraphrase former President 
Richard "Dale" Nixon, I AM NOT A SPRING- 
STEENIST! !! [ha! and here you thought i was 
gonna make with some sort of clever "My 
War" Side Two lyrical reference! Pshaw! I 
MAY BE SLOW BUT I'M AHEAD OF YOU, 
BUDDY!!!] I do NOT, under any circum- 
stances, wish to be associated with the no- 
tion that bands should play big long sets. I've 
had to sit thru hour-long sets by bands who 
could've packed it in after four songs as far 
as i was concerned far too many times to 
endorse such mind-numbing, soul-skwush- 
ing,all-eyes-on-the-clock-as-the-b,and-obliv- 
iously-plods-on tommyrot. No, tramps like 
us, maybe we were born to run — and, 
ruminating upon the matter some, i came to 
the conclusion that, indeed, some of my 
band's most orgasmically triumphant [well, 
okay, some of our least sucko] shows oc- 
curred when we were part of some big hairy 
shindig and only got a half hour to play, 
leavin' 'em screamin' and creamin' [note 
how colorful rock'n'roll hyperbole under- 
scores my great personal desirability] after 
30 minutes of fast-paced punk hijinx. Point 
for Ramonesism. However, i also recalled 
that other, equally as boss [ho ho, couldn't 
resist that one] affairs happened when we 
were playing in clubs where fully-shitfaced 
patrons kept us onstage playing long past 
our intended stopping point and up until the 
time the lights came on. We've had seven- 
teeh-song sets wind up being thirty songs 
long before, and why not? We're from Wis- 
consin — we ain't got anything else to do and 
neither do they. You want us to stop, we'll 
stop. You want us to play, we'll play. Who 
gives a fuck? We're not exactly the type of 
band that are really hung up on promulgat- 
ing the image of ourselves as these cool punk 
rockers who play for like a half hour, then 
tell the audience to fuck off 'cause we're too 
fucking great to be bothered with entertain- 
ing them any longer, ya know? Customer 
service, goddammit, customer service! Big, 
smelly point for Springsteenism. Plunking 
myself into the spectator's seat [and strap 
yo' hands cross my engine], the, in all prob- 
ability, best live performance i've ever wit- 
nessed in my life was an — hour and a half? 
two hour? — bangin' and yellin' marathon 
by the righteous Mojo Nixon and his side- 
kick, Skid Roper, at Lefty's in Green Bay in 
1987 [the memory of this show i will always 
most deeply cherish came during an impas- 
sioned mid-song plea from Mojo late in the 
ethanol-drenched evening for everybody to 
stand up! Stand up! Goddangit, STAND UP! — 
so i'm, you know, standin' up, god dangit 
{not without much equilibriar effort, i assure 
you), and i decide that, god dangit, this guy 
rocks so hard, i'm gonna god-dang stand up 
on this here god-dang barstool! So, improb- 
ably enough, i actually manage to scale the 
barstool {which, at the time, seemed pretty 
much the size of the Empire State Building), 



and i'm standin' on it, towering over the 
crowd, making ready to snatch a suitable 
Fay Wray, etc., etc. — for all of about two 
millionths of a second — then i come crash- 
ing down into the table of some people i do 
not know, knocking glasses and drinks hith- 
er and yon onto floors and into laps and 
such, and Mojo, still playing, looks at me, flat 
on my back in the midst of all this libationary 
chaos, and goes "I didn't say nothin' 'bout 
FALUN' DOWN, fool I SAID 'STAND UP!"' 
Oh well, at least he didn't gimme a swirlie]. 
Point for Springsteenisrh. Of course, the ap- 
proximately third-best performance of all 
time i've ever seen was like fifteen minutes 
worth of the Dwarves in 1991, back when 
they were a real band [i.e., prior to the tragic 
death and subsequent amazing resurrection 
of He-Who-Cannot-Be-Deep-Throated {oh, 
and for the record? That latest Dwarves al- 
bum SUCKS TOTALLY, although i suppose 
it isn't quite as bad as that Blag solo stuff that 
was apparently trying to pass itself off as the 
next incarnation of cock-rock for chicks a la 
The Cult [circa "Electric" — which, i sup- 
pose, is no worse an album than "Born In The 
USA" but certainly nobetter] . Why the whole 
band didn't fake their deaths and get jobs as 
roadies for Less Than Jake or some similarly 
productive life-path is beyond my ability to 
comprehend right now}]. I mean, you're sit- 
tin there all night, waitin' for something to 
happen, band after band after band, blah 
blah blah, rock rock rock, so on, so forth, you 
know the drill — and suddenly here's this 
big tall guy in pantyhose and no undies 
running amok, and some ugly, Joey Ra- 
mone's shorter brother dude wearing noth- 
ing but combat boots and nylons over his 
head blasting uncut punk guitar crank thru 
a Vox amp and the whole place, like, you 
know, explodes or something and you don't 
know if you're gonna die or go to heaven or 
have a fuckin' seizure or poop your panty- 
hose or get your head split open or get arrest- 
ed or get knocked into the nude guy and 
come in contact with his dwarfly sausage 
[and therefore become gay] or fuckin' what 
and all of a sudden the drummer kicks over 
the kit and it's over and you're just left stan- 
din' there in the psychic planetary rubble 
goin' HO-LEEEE-SHIIITTTTTT, ya know? 
Return fire for Ramonesism [especially when 
one takes into account that the next time i 
saw the Dwarves (circa "Sugarfix"}, they 
played a more or less "ordinary" set of punk 
rock in every regard, and were merely very 
good (of course, that yeti from Kyuss they 
had on guitar in lieu of H.W.CB.N. was not 
exactly a step forward in the depth charts)]. 
ANYWAY, ANYWAY, ANYWAY, my point 
is this: I endorse neither Ramonesism nor 
Springsteenism. I would no sooner subscribe 
to the notion of one given set-length philos- 
ophy being the aesthetic godhead towards 
which all mankind should strive than i would 
buy into a claim that all acts of fornication 



should be of uniform intensity, duration, 
and thrustular tempo. I mean, if you were 
gonna fuck somebody in an alley, you 
wouldn't fuck 'em the same way you would 
fuck 'em if you were fucking 'em in one of 
those FantaSuite hotel rooms with the inop- 
erative '59 Dodge Coronet parked in front of 
the teevee, would you? Or ivould you? Hey, 
buddy, don't look at ME for elites! It was a 



a lotta real short fast thangs involved] which 
generally lasts about 45 minutes. Why? I 
dunno, that's just what we feel comfortable 
with. We've played 18-minute sets before, 
we've played 60-minute sets before, neither 
particularly successfully. My point is simply 
that, as regards set length, there is no right 
answer [although there are a number of 
wrong answers]. We play 45 minutes be 



theoretical question! [furthermore, the days of cause that seems right for us, and, if we're 



me publicly divulging my closely-hoarded 
personal stash of Sex Technique Secrets are 
long over with. As we say around the poker 
table, folks, pay to know or die wonderin'] 
You need the RIGHT TOOL for the RIGHT JOB, 
FlakeyFoont! Neither "longer sets" nor "short- 
er sets" is the answer, in and of itself, to the 
fundamental rock'n'roll question of how can 
my band suck less ? Playing short sets will not 
make you exciting. Playing long sets will not 
make you inspiring. Thou must do that which 
lends itself to that which thou art attempting 
to pulleth off. If your grand intention is to 
quickly knock everybody over the head in 
the twinkle of a young girl's eye and run, go 
for it — but don't think that merely playing 
for 15 minutes or whatever somehow auto- 
matically constitutes a head-knocking [For- 
eigner reference emerging off the starboard bow! 
SUPPRESS!!! SUPPRESS! HJ.l'veseen bands 
play for fifteen minutes or whatever, kick 
over their stuff, and leave the stage, and have 
it be, really, sorta boring. I mean, the abrupt- 
ness of it all was kinda cool, but by no means 
was there an entire set's worth o' hell break- 
ing loose compressed into that fifteen min- 
utes, thusly setting up the senses-shattering 
anti-wallop of the sudden death ending as 
was the case with the Dwarves — they just 
seemed like a band that played for fifteen 
minutes and then stopped. Same with the 
twenty-minute pseudo-Ramones thing. The 
first time i saw the Queers, they played like, 
what, 12 or 14 songs in like 20 minutes [Ra 



the last band, we'll play longer if, for god- 
knows-what-reason, the payin' customers 
are demandin' it [which, in NYC, i believe 
they were (at least up until the point when 
we played "Get Off The Phone," which went 
over like a lead fart in a magnet factory. 
Sometimes, when i lie awake at night, trou- 
bled by wha t i perceive to be gross shortcom- 
ings in my band's musical abilities, i tell 
myself that the song didn't fly because the 
youth of today — even the denizens of the 
Big Apple — are no longer properly wor- 
shipful of their heroin-shootin' hometown 
heroes, the Heartbreakers. On other nights, 
when i lie abed gnashing my teeth and beat- 
ing my breast over the failings of the young 
er generation, i tell myself that they didn't 
dig it simply because, well, our version kin- 
da sucks. Reality by Midtiple Choice!}. At sev- 
eral instances during our encore, i did in- 
deed ask the crowd if we could please be 
done, since it was past midnight and we 
were supposed to be in Boston by noon, to no 
avail (well, some New Yorker in the crowd 
sagely yelled "Boston 's in Nezv England! FUCK 
New England!" in response; i could hardly 
take the opposing viewpoint to that ((instead 
hollering back that Green Bay fucked New 
England once this year already, and we'd do 
it again tonight, by golly!)))]. The bottom line 
is that, if you're the last band playin', when 
you stop, everybody's gotta go home. I know, 
this is all gettin' kinda "rock and roll" for a 
highbrow rag like MRR [we barefootin' 



monesism par excellence], and it was great. In barefootin'!] but, in my opinion, the "if-p 



a fairly fucking Queer-less universe, as was 
the case way back when — what was it, 1993? 
— their method of attack appeared cool and 
neato and even somewhat novel. Four years 
and fifty thousand half-assed Queers rip- 



ple-are-havin'-a-good-time-let-'em-have-a- 
good-time" thing far outweighs the "let's be 
cool punk rockers" thing [then again, if the 
Oblivians would have played one less encore 
song last night, perhaps i could have gotten 



offs later, i don't think it's news to anyone outside in time to prevent our van window 



that this particular modus operandi has been 
run into the ground more often than Drew 
Bledsoe in Super Bowl XXXI; cool, neato and 
novel it ain't. Of course, the real fault isn't 
with Ramonesism — it's with this whole 
sorta Must-Follow-The-Rules-So-My-Idols- 
Will-Like-Me lame-o mentality that's not 
only omnipresent in the punk scene these 
days [gak! i just used the words "punk scene" 
in a column! Forfeiture! Forfeiture!] but seems 
to be almost encouraged by the very entities 
who y'd think would have a half-decent shot 
at shutting it down, for reasons far too hei- 
nous and frightful for me to speculate upon 
any further. My band usually plays a 17- 
song set [maybe one or two more if there are 



from being smashed in, in a fruitless quest by 
some foul grubworm to filch our TOTAL- 
LY WORTHLESS TAPE DECK THAT I 
WOULD HAVE FUCKING JUST GIVEN 
HIM, and Uncle Ben might still be alive 
today!]. 'Course, i understand Mykel's 
plight all too well: if you're in a band that 
played that night, you don't usually have 
the option of going home when you get 
bored [which is usually, like, what, 8 PM?]. 
Next time we play with Artless i'll hafta dry- 
hump him at regular intervals [although it 
certainly won't be as much fun without 
George there] so he doesn't get bored [get it? 
Mykel? "Bored?" ]. Uh...back to our regularly 
scheduled column post haste...)! The ques- 



tion of what a girl's guitar symbolizes is, as 
with many other questions, best answered 
by another question (i like that, it makes me 
seem like the Riddler. Live The Dream!), to 
wit: If a guy's guitar is his dick, what is his 
amplifier? HA! IT'S ANOTHER TRICK 
QUESTION! A guy's amplifier symbolizes 
absolutely nothing Which is the same thing a 
girl's guitar symbolizes: absolutely nothing!!! 
(which is also the same thing the "0" in my 
name symbolizes, but never mind the entry- 
level math humor). So if a guy's guitar is his 
dick, and his amplifier is nothing, then it can 
only mean that a girl's guitar is nothing 
because her amplifier actually symbolizes her 
vagina!!! IT'S TRUE, MAN, IT'S TRUE!!! 
THE FALLOPIAN TUBE AMP THEORY 
MADE FLESH!!! This is a blockbusting revela- 
tion of such unexpurgated brilliance and raw, 
nekkid insight that i'm legitimately surprised i 
was the dork who thought of it! I mean, it just 
sorta came to me, man! I was watching these 
girls play, and, god damn, they were playing 
thru really little amps, and i kept having all 
these, um, strange thoughts, and i couldn't 
help but notice that they were of an ethnicity 
reputed to have rather diminutive vaginal 
capacities, although i wouldn't know about 
such things (and, if i did, the findings would 
be withheld under the Chevron Protocols of 
1997), and, you know, one line of thought led 
to another and suddenly i was like, doing! 
That's it! Amps are twats! I mean, it's gotta be. 
That's quite in line with the standard Freud- 
ian theories that dream imagery containing 
houses, rooms, or any other boxlike struc- 
tures equals pussy. A box is a box is a box, 
one might say. Besides, this jibes with exist- 
ing data so well that you'd be a flippin' 
moron to disagree with me — i mean, come 
on, LITA FORD! MARSHALL STACKS! 8- 
LANE HIGHWAY!! ADMIT IT, FUCKERS, 
I'M RIGHT!!! Anyway, i'd discuss the mat- 
ter at greater length, but i'm afraid i have to 
go install a gigantic skittle in the middle of 
my guitar, and bend the neck way off to the 
left. Gentlemen prefer Pignose! 




helped determine who I am. It defined punk 
for me, and reinforced my anti-capitalist, fem- 
inist resistance to a working-class Catholic 
upbringing. I waited expectantly for each 
new issue. But after awhile I couldn't find 
myself in the sea of boy bands in its pages, or 
in the shortage of political awareness about 
anything more important than the vinyl vs. 
CD debate. I felt alienated by the hyper-mas- 
culinized "shorter-faster-louder" music-cen- 
tered definition of punk, and by racist, sexist, 
homophobic and anti-feminist statements 
printed while lip-service was paid to the con- 
trary. Despite the fact I still agreed with its 
general vision, this zine seemed to promote 
too many of the things it taught me to fight. 

When Jen approached me about this 
column, I hesitated. Paint myself with blood 
and jump willingly into shark-infested wa- 
ters? But this zine once taught me that punk is 
not a spectator sport, and like punk itself, this 
zine has the ability to evolve and grow. I 
couldn't refuse a chance to participate in re- 
defining something that had once so defined 
me. I am female, bisexual, political, a writer, 
a feminist and a student of race issues; I hope 
that my mere presence in the pages amelio- 
rates some of what I consider this zine's more 
obvious flaws. But if it's not enough, don't 
worry; just because I write for this zine doesn't 
mean I intend to keep my mouth shut about 
the things that I think are wrong with it. In 
fact, I mean to do just the opposite. 

I've got plans for the scene at large as 
well. Nowadays most punks are straight white 
boys with record collections bigger than their 
baggy pants. I am nowhere to be found in 
their vision of things. But being the contrary 
creature I am, I refuse to give up on punk like 
so many women and queers are forced to do 
in self-defense. Instead, I've declared the "no 
girls or sissies allowed" version of punk an 
impostor, and I want to do what my favorite 
zines, activists, and the rare band have done 
for me, by reminding me that punk is still 
something worth bothering with. I want oth- 
er feminists and queers to be part of this scene 
and see something of themselves here. And if 
I can somehow ensure that I never have to put 
up with one more middle-class white male's 
ill-thought-out heterosexual opinion destroy- 
ing my hearing at 150 decibels ever again, I 
promise I won't complain. If that makes you 
poor fellas feel alienated, I suggest you think 
about it. . . Maybe you'll learn something about 
the rest of us out here. 



f********* 



Usually I feel like I have a lot more in 
common with the fashion magazines my 
roommate leaves in the bathroom than I do 
with this zine, which is a little ironic consid- 
ering I've worn the same pair of pants almost 
every day for six months. It's also a little 
ironic considering how much Maximum 



"If you dump out my beer, bitch, you'll 
buy me another. Or I'll tear all your fucking 
clothes off." I stood behind Liza while he 
looked straight into her eyes and said it. It 
was our first Food Not Bombs benefit, and we 
were adamant about alcohol in or near the 
space in order to forestall problems with the 
owner or the cops. She'd told him that he had 
to get his beer out of the alley or else she'd 
have to throw it out. It wasn't even about his 



beer at that point; his friends had finished it 
off while we were dealing with him. It was 
about intimidating us, because he thought he 
could, so he could do what he wanted. 

That's how rape culture works. During 
the disastrous rape discussion at the recent 
More Than Music Fest in Columbus, some 
boy claimed that rape culture was linked to 
objectification of other people and therefore 
promiscuity. That's just not true. Rape cul- 
ture is about men using violence to control 
women's (and other men's) behavior. Out in 
the alley, when I insisted he had to leave, 
friends of the guy who threatened Liza tried 
to tell me "he really didn't mean it." But he 
didn't have to mean it. Because we live in a 
society where rape and other forms of vio- 
lence are so common, even the threat of vio- 
lence ensures that men get what they want. 
That's why rape culture implicates every man 
in our society: because some men are violent, 
because some men rape, other men don't 
have to. The fact that they could is enough. 

The threat of violence works; since he 
and his friends are known for being volatile, 
the Food Not Bombers standing behind me 
were paralyzed. They didn't want to do 
anything that might start a fight, even if it 
meant that a man who'd threatened a woman 
stayed in our space. And the kids inside 
didn't give a shit what happened, as long as 
the bands kept playing. The whole situation 
was, not coincidentally, reminiscent of the 
way men in general treat the issue of rape. 
Most don't care, as long as things don't change 
for them, and among the ones that do care, 
very few are willing to be involved in any sort 
of conflict about it. Men allow rape to become 
secondary to other concerns (such as liking a 
band's music or avoiding violence or not 
splitting "the scene" or losing a friend). And 
so it keeps happening. 

I was left repeating over and over, "You 
need to leave. You just need to leave." We'd 
worked hard to put together a benefit for a 
group that advocates non-violence; we didn't 
have to put up with threats and intimidation 
in our space. At the More Than Music Fest, 
much breath was wasted deciding whether 
ostracizing rapists is some sort of "punish- 
ment," and pitying the poor boys who would 
suffer under it. But our community doesn't 
seem to have a problem rejecting other peo- 
ple whose actions are inconsistent with our 
ideals. No one suggests that we have to 
rehabilitate bands that sign to major labels; 
we simply refuse to support them because of 
their actions. We don't buy their records, we 
don't go to their shows, and zines don't take 
their ads. The right thing to do should be 
even more obvious when women's lives and 
bodies are at stake. 

Despite our insistence that he leave, the 
guy who threatened Liza muscled his way 
past us to go back inside. The hardcore band 
he wanted so desperately to see was already 
in the middle of their set. I got between him 



and the band, still repeating that he had to 
leave. He alternated between ignoring me 
and trying to pacify me with condescending 
apologies. Rape culture teaches women to 
avoid or diffuse men's anger, even if it means 
we go against our own wishes; this teaches 
men to expect that their authority will be 
obeyed. So I was expected to yield, to either 
give up or change my mind under enough 
pressure. And when I wouldn't be coerced, 
he and his friends became angry. They tried 
harder to intimidate me, shoving the Food 
Not Bombers who were standing with me, 
calling me "little girl" (I'm 24), and bellow- 
ing over my repeated demand that he leave. 
The band finally stopped in the middle 
of a song, wondering what the hell was 
going on. While we explained, the kids 
started getting restless, yelling for the band 
to start playing again. Then something in- 
teresting happened. The bass player an- 
nounced that he wouldn't play unless the 
guy left, and the kids' hostility was suddenly 
directed at the guy who wouldn't leave (in- 
stead of at me) for holding up the show. 
Someone immediately stepped up to escort 
our friend to the door, and he walked out 
with little more protest than complaints about 
the "dykey bitches" that ruined his night. 
Despite my relief at his departure, I was still 
bothered by what it took. It's great that one 
boy did the right thing, and the fact that 
others followed him illustrates how impor- 
tant it is for men, especially men who are 
public figures, to take action about issues of 
violence and rape. At the same time, it also 
illustrates just how often people are willing 
to ignore women's voices, in person or in 
print. The opinions of men, especially the 
men on stage, took precedence over those of 
women, even the women who had orga- 
nized the show. 

Later that night, two of my favorite 
men and I sat on the porch of the Food Not 
Bombs house, decompressing. I brought up 
the events of the evening, mentioning how 
shaken I was by the lack of support when I 
first decided to eject the guy from the show. 
One friend remarked that he thought it was 
pretty clear that anyone who'd threaten to 
tear off a woman's clothes in public was a 
little tweaked, and maybe not worth making 
a scene over. But I don't think it was clear at 
all. I've had men tell me that whatever 
happened to me behind closed doors I de- 
served, listened to a boyfriend fantasize aloud 
aboutraping a woman he hated, been groped 
by strangers while sleeping and even while 
riding the subway. The guy at our benefit 
was not some anomaly, some random crazy 
who invaded our show and our scene, and 
he was not just my responsibility. Rape 
culture effects all of us, all the time. It's all 
around you now: will you know it when you 
see it? 

(This column was engendered by issues 
raised during the rape discussion that took place 



at the so-called More Than Music Fest in Colum- 
bus, Ohio, July 11-13. Before I get a hailstorm of 
letters about certain omissions I've made, I'd like 
to clarify a few points outside the scope of the 
incident in question. It was a conscious choice on 
my part to use the words "men" and "women" in 
this column. Obviously men are raped, and men 
are also affected by violence and intimidation in 
our culture; the difference is only a matter of 
degree. At the same time, those who benefit from 
it, whether they're axvare of it or not, are over- 
whelmingly male. I'd also like to add that women 
are not immune from perpetuating rape culture. 
The anthropological term for this is hegemony, 
the process by which the oppressed are implicated 
in their own oppression. More about that in later 
columns.) 
SCORECARD: 

images (photos and drawings) of men in 
MRR #169: 143 

number whose bodies are sexualized to draw 
attention to a product: 
percentage: < 1% 

images (photos and drawings) of women in 
MRR #169: 36 

number whose bodies are sexualized to draw 
attention to a product: 14 
percentage: 39% 

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Welcome to latest adventure down the 
pop highway or basically anything I happen 
to be into at the moment. Life in the East Bay 
is good. The hustle and bustle of ol' SF I 
couldn't miss less. I do frequent the city quite 
regularly though for my occasional dose of 
rockin' and rollin'. Although being a straight 
edge-ing pop guy, I must admit I have my 
limitations. Since I covered LP's and CD's 
last time round, I'm gonna cover 7"s here 
with the exception of a few LP's at the start. 
Also considering my disorganized move and 
my present ability not to find letters, records, 
etc. I may throw in a personal note or two. 
Oh ya, thanks to those who send letters and 
records directly to me or at least to my atten- 
tion because A) I don't have to buy them if I 
like them and B) it's nice to know other 



people wanna hear melody in spite of the 
current camps of garage and foreign thrash 
around here. For a lot of the stuff we cover I 
guess I've almost become your one shot at a 
top ten. Which is pretty scary. Although on 
a lighter note, I do like free records. 

In spite of all my flag waving for music 
with melody I gotta start my reviews with 
the band that came and kicked the Bay Ar 
ea's collective ass. Ya you guessed it TUR 
BONEGRO! These guys unleashed a punk 
rock assault like no other band has done for 
years. Well schooled in punk, tight as fuck, 
and powerful as even more fuck. Hands 
down the best punk rock band in da' world! 
Which brings me to their CD "Ass Cobra" on 
Sympathy For The Record Industry (address 
your local store hopefully). This sped up 
Stooges/old school punksounding disc rules 
the world. I blared this on my recent road 
trip to Tahoe to see the Warped fest and all 
the kiddies parked next to me tailgating to 
Minor Threat thought this was some pretty 
rad stuff. It's a good feeling to know that I'm 
doing my part in reducing the generation 
gap. Warped? you say. I only have two goals 
in my life at this point. Although I gotta 
admit I'm open to suggestion. One is to be a 
good person. Although Forrest fucking 
Gump I'm not. And more importantly, two 
is to see as many Descendents shows as 
possible. I don't know, maybe it's time for 
me to re-evaluate my priorities. So what I'm 
really trying to say is check out TURBONE- 
GRO because I dig them and I want them to 
come back. Although being from Norway 
that's no easy task. Second up and also from 
Norway are the YUM YUMS' whose "Sweet 
As Candy" LP on Screaming Apple Records 
(Dustemichstr.14, 50939 Koln, Germany) is 
pure power pop heaven. I think these two 
bands and the Vikings are related to some 
degree but I think the Vikings are the com- 
mon link. These guys cover Pointed Sticks 
and Jane Wiedlin. Now that's pretty cool. By 
pop standards at least. Some great originals 
too including the mod-ish "Miss You Baby". 
Also out on CD on Japan's 1 +2 Records, this 
is a power pop /punk pop must. Last up for 
the full lengths is the long awaited WALKER 
LP "Actually Being Lonely Isn't All That 
Bad" on Harmless Records (1437 W. Hood, 
Chicago, IL 60660). This one was well worth 
the wait after their great singles. Pop punk 
done right in this world of pop punk not 
always done right. Good loose production 
give this character and an original feel with 
a few emo chops tossed in. A great pop punk 
band from Chicago whom I'm dying to catch 
live at some point. If you like Blink, Weston 
or Digger style stuff check this ou t. This LP is 
right up there. 

Now on to the much neglected 45's. 
First up is the WEBSTER "1000 Letters" 45 on 
American Punk Records (802 S. Broadway, 
Baltimore, MD 21231). With a label name like 
that I guess you know you're getting real 



American punk! As opposed to the fake pro- 
cessed stuff I guess. Spunky old school punk 
a la the Dickies. Catchy and quirky, yet straight 
forward and fun. The DILLINGER FOUR 
"The Kids Are All Dead" EP on Cerebellum 
Records (PO Box 40308, St. Paul, MN 55104) is 
kinda like modern day Crimpshrine/Jaw- 
breaker. Raspy vocals in addition to some 
cool instrumentation. These guys can kick in 
too. I'm still trying to come across their split 
with the Strike. Four great tunes with punch 
and hooks, I'm looking forward to hearing 
more from these guys. Also in the Jawbreaker 
vein is the MY PAL TRIGGER "Two Miles 
From Nowhere" 45 on Death Squad Records 
(PO Box 7623, Jupiter, FL 33468). Although 
this actually is less "Busy" like and more "24 
Hour" like than their last 45. I even hear a 
little Jimmy Eat World in here so you know 
I'm gonna like this. Hopefully they'll tour 
with Discount again and I'll be wise enough 
to catch them this time around. Stupid me. 
Next up are the two new singles by SPIFFY. 
Who the fuck is Spiffy you ask? Maybe you've 
heard of THE DESCENDENTS!!! This band 
includes Tony Lombardo and Ray Cooper 
formerly of THE DESCENDENTS! ! ! Two good 
pop punk style singles similar to Fugazi, no 
I'm kidding THE DESCENDENTS!!!, from a 
couple of guys and a couple more who know 
their stuff. I guess I should be more specific 
now. The "Don't Know" 45 on Junk Records 
(PO Box 1474, Cypress, CA 90630) and the 
"Secret" 45 on Elastic Records (PO Box 17598, 
Anaheim, CA 92817) will be good to you if 
you are good to them. The CHALLENGER 7 
"The Great Slump Forward" EP on Tomboy 
Records (596 King St., Newtown NSW, Aus- 
tralia 2042) is good punchy power pop not 
unlike the Yums Yums. A bit more of a sixties 
guitar feel and some wah wah too. All done 
with taste. The vocals remind me of that great 
band the Reivers from the 80's. A pleasant 
pop surprise from, duh, down under. I'd love 
to hear more from these guys. 

Now for the kinder gentler stuff. The 
CINNAMON IMPERIALS "I Hope No One 
Finds Out" EP on Broken Rekids (PO Box 
460402, San Francisco, CA 94146) is gal pop in 
the Kill Rock Stars vein with some cool twists 
to keep you on your toes. Fans of K will like 
this too. I wish Kill Rock Stars and K put out 
more quality stuff like this actually but that's 
another debate. A band that has already bro- 
ken up since the release of this record. Sniffle 
sniffle. Maybe twenty years from now some- 
one will put out a full length CD of these folks 
like everyone is doing now with the old punk 
bands who had one single. We'll just have to 
wait and see. On the more twee front are two 
cool singles from Septophilia Records (PO 
Box 63058, St. Louis, MO 63163). Tne BUN- 
NYGRUNT "Johnny Angel" EP is sweet am- 
ateur stuff with a cool version of this bubble- 
gum classic. Along the ways of the Softies 
when the gal sings and Rocketship when the 
guy sings. The APRICOTS "Everyday" EP is 



also cool and similar sounding considering 
it's a side project of one of the gals in Bun- 
nygrunt. I'd never heard Bunnygrunt before 
but these certainly sparked my interest. The 
always great EGGPLANT have a new EP on 
Candy Floss Records (130 Sutter St., 5th Floor, 
San Francisco, C A 94104). All unreleased stuff, 
you may know these folks as the gal singer 
stuff from Watt Tyler. Great spunky pop in 
the bubblegum vein of the Primitives and the 
Popguns. Also on Candy Floss is the Cuck- 
ooland "Oh Boy!" 45. Similar to Eggplant 
with a bit of Motorcycle Boy-like vocals. Long- 
er songs too since Eggplant tends to clock in 
around a minute. You may have heard this 
post-Shelley's Children group on some of 
their Damaged Goods releases. A good single 
with the flipside really standing out. 

To wind down this month's column, we 
have our "Isn't Crackle a killer label?" part of 
the show. Five new singles (or at least they 
were knew when I got them month's ago) 
from the most consistent pop punk label 
around Crackle Records (PO Box HP49, Leeds 
LS6 4XL, England). First we have the always 
awesome SKIMMER with their "Uncool" EP. 
These guys roar with the intensity of early 
Mega City Four and the Senseless Things. 
Catchy, fun, and raw. No letdown in sight 
from these guys. Great! Hey Kevin, thanks for 
writing, if you have an extra Snuffy Smile 
split let me know. Never saw the thing. Need 
it bad. At some point I gotta get one of your 
regular reviews. I'm due. Anything Skimmer 
related (i.e. tapes) would be hella cool. Let me 
know if you need anything. Thanx. Back to 
business. CHOPPER has a new EP "For Youth 
And Valour" and a split EP with BLEW. 
These guys crank it out to and if I'm not 
mistaken I hear a little Blink riffing in "Hut". 
A little more of a US feel to this but still 
awesome. Speedy and cool. Skimmer and 
Chopper are amongst the genres best so don't 
miss out. New to the Crackle family is DON- 
FISHER and their "Setting New Standards In 
Apathy" EP. A little slower and less buzzsaw 
but some cool changes. A more punk and UK 
Samiam. Boy where do these bands come 
from? Not a clinker in the bunch. Not even 
close. Oh ya, Dave Crackle thanks for writing 
too. I'm sorry your bands think you have crap 
distribution in the US due to my whining. If it 
will ease the tension just tell your bands I 
have crappy record finding skills. I'll take the 
fall if it will help you out. Besides, everyone 
knows you can get Crackle stuff thru Mutant 
Pop in the US. P.S. the only hole I have in my 
Crackle collection is the Chopper "Self Pres- 
ervation Society" E.P. So if you got one going 
to waste.. . Ya like I'm the only fucking colum- 
nist begging for records. At least I don't print 
my want list at end of my column. Although, 
it is a great idea and I haven't finished compil- 
ing my want list yet. Last up is the CROCO- 
DILE GOD "Mind The Cat" EP. Almost a 
jagged Green Day sound which is cool by me. 
Their second EP and quite strong. 1 hope this 



stuff catches on over here cause I'd love to see 
these bands someday. 

Whew, I'm beat. I'm done. 



TIME, BACKWARD! 

richard/ 

rich/ 

rick/ 

ricky/ 

dick/ 

dicky 

owens 




Writing, creative writing, is in many 
ways one of the most effective forms of social 
criticism and social protest accessible to us 
currently. Case in point, Maximum itself, 
which has a tremendous readership that grad- 
ually grew over the course of the last two 
decades as a result of its ability to disseminate 
information on both an independent music 
scene and contemporary political, social, and 
economic issues. Maximum, however, is not 
"creative" writing, despite the many witty 
columns printed from month to month. 

Bona-fide "creative" writing, known as 
"literature" in the elitist world of academia, is 
relatively easy to identify. Just as visual art is 
an art form with various mediums: the poem, 
the short story, the novel, and the essay, to 
name just a few, are also easy to identify. Its 
worth noting, that many accomplished writ- 
ers have combined these various mediums to 
create onebroad reaching work,such as James 
Joyce's Ulysses or Walt Witman's Leaves of 
Grass or William Carlos Williams' epic poem 
Paterson. 

The purpose of this column, then, is to 
point out a select few established writers to 
the reader; writers noted not only for their 
arduous labor in creating works, but for the 
hard-hitting, controversial commentary they 
integrated into those works. 

Most readers should be familiar with 
the Beat Writers and their West Coast coun- 
terparts. These writers, often lauded too highly 
and frequently falsely credited with the cre- 
ation of various writing styles and literary 
devices, do deserve mention. 

The spokesperson for the Beat Writers 
of the 1960s was, of course, the recently de- 
ceased Allen Ginsberg. Other figures of that 
school are William Burroughs, the irreverent 
hack Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, and Gins- 
berg's former lover Orlovsky. There were 
others that followed this small circle of writ- 
ers and identified themselves as "Beats", such 
as Diane diPrima, author of "Memoirs of a 
Beatnik", and Ed Sanders, author of Tales of 
Beatnik glory. 

The initial circle of Beat writers (Gins- 
berg et al) first gained notoriety not at their 
place of origin on the East Coast, but on the 
West Coast, in San Francisco during the sum- 
mer of 1956, at the Six poets @ the six galler- 



ies reading, a reading coordinated and host- 
ed by the anarchist poet Kenneth Rexroth. It 
was at this reading that Ginsberg first read 
Howl, which was immediately recognized by 
the literati and riffraff in attendance as the 
manifest of the post-war generation. 

Although the Beat writers sopped up 
all the notoriety and media attention from the 
late fifties throughout the early sixties, the 
U.S. offered a sizable number of other in- 
sightful and talented writers — Robert Dun- 
can, Philip Lamantia, Philip Whalen, Robert 
Creeley, Denise Leverlou, and Charles Olson 
among them. Most of these writers emerged 
on the West Coast and, at the height of the 
post war McCarthy era, dealt with issues of 
economic inequality, homophobia, racism, 
and sexism in their writings. 

While many writers were beingbrought 
before the house on Un-American Activities 
Committee and consequently blacklisted for 
their "radicalism", many of the West Coast 
poets, such as Kenneth Rexroth, openly boast- 
ed of their anarchist convictions, and others 
like Ginsberg, openly flaunted their homo- 
sexuality. 

One writer that created a vehicle to 
bring the voices of these writers to a reading 
public was Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the San 
Francisco poet and founder of City Lights 
Press. It was City Lights that first published 
Howl and was later changed by customs of- 
ficers for the distribution of "obscene" litera- 
ture. To be sure, the ensuing trial which 
brought both Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg to 
court in 1957 served only to heighten public 
awareness of and subsequent interest in Beat 
literature. 

America throughout the fifties experi- 
enced a cultural explosion, a literary renais- 
sance based on themes of rebelliousness and 
defiance. Questioning the social order was 
was an integral part of the writing the above 
intellects produced, and in the face of severe 
state repression. The writing styles of the the 
above mentioned literary figures should be 
accessible to every reader on one level or 
another, and, thus I would encourage every 
reader of Maximum to explore the works of 
these writers and examine the creative dis- 
sent of preceding generations. 

Any comments or questions regarding 
this column can be sent to: PO Box 1223, 
Montague, NJ 07827. Thanx. 



NetPunk 

Hanford' — ^&V 




I have no major internet developments 



to tell you about this month, nor do I have 
anything to get off my chest (other than my 
usual bitching about human beings in gener- 
al, but I'll spare you this time), so I figured I'd 
just do some house cleaning by giving you 
some assorted websites and the like that I've 
been meaning to mention but just hadn't 
gotten around to. I'll also probably throw in 
a couple of other goodies. We'll just have to 
see where this column ends up. 

Before I dive into the new stuff, I want- 
ed to mention again a couple of punk rock 
internet resources from the early days of this 
column. I figure many of you missed these 
the first time around, and they are definitely 
worth your time. First up is the internet 
mailing list for people with too much time on 
their hands, also known as the punk-list. 
This list is filled with punk rockers who 
spend their time typing about everything 
under the sun, with perhaps the exception of 
punk rock. That's right. This list is for punk- 
ers who (apparently) see something more to 
punk than just the music. If this sounds like 
your cup of spit, then here's how to join the 
punk-list: If you are in North America, sub- 
scribe by sending e-mail to 
majordomo@cc.gatech.edu, with SUB- 
SCRIBE in the body of the message, and no 
subject line. If you aren't in North America, 
subscribe by sending e-mail to punk-list- 
request@cs.tut.fi with SUBSCRIBE in the sub- 
ject line. Warning: You'll get 100 or more 
messages a day, so you'll have to be an e- 
mail junkie to keep up. 

Another good punksite I've mentioned 
before, but should mention again, is the 
Usenet newsgroup alt.punk . You'll need a 
newsreader like Netscape News or Internet 
News to check these out. In alt.punk you'll 
find a lot of punks (including certain MRR 
columnists and ex-columnists) typing and 
gossiping about music and who did what to 
who in the scene. Another newsgroup that is 
almost the same is alt.music. hardcore. In 
fact, if you get a newsreader, simply look at 
any of the alt.music newsgroups and you'll 
find a ton of messages to waste your time 
reading. If your Internet Provider doesn't 
carry alt.punk, alt.music.hardcore, or any 
other newsgroup you want that supposedly 
exists, call them up and ask them to start 
carrying them. 

Okay, so now on to the pages that 
various people have e-mailed me about - 
either to suggest them for this column or to 
have me review. Starting off with the Musi- 
cians Assistant Site, which bills itself as the 
resource for the musical do-it-yourselfer. Not 
a bad idea, except that in front of a very 
flashy front end, there seems to be very little 
in the way of actual information here. Every- 
thing I wanted to look sent me to a non- 
existent page. Hopefully by the time you 
read this, they'll have gotten their shit to- 
gether, because this page looks like it could 
be useful. 



Next up is S.854, a webzine that claims 
to be "Intellectual opiate for the misanthrop- 
ic masses" - whatever the fuck that's sup- 
posed to mean. Some silly gothic style pos- 
turings at this site, but obviously quite a bit 
of work has gone into this sucker. Included 
in the issue I took a look at were interviews 
with Earth Crisis, Brutal Truth, My Dying 
Pride, and others. There are also music and 
zine reviews, editorials, and more. Not a 
bad read, even if you aren't into all that they 
cover. You'll find S.854 at http:// 
www.netside.net/~bueno/S-854/S- 
854.html . 

Harmless Records, home of some qual- 
ity Chicago punk rock, have a decent web- 
site where you can check out there catalog, 
find out news about the label, link to some 
other sites, and read band bios (though when 
I visited the only band bio up was one for 
Lynnards Innards. Not a bad site, though, 
especially if you like the stuff that Harmless 
releases. You'il find Harmless at http:// 
www.sitegroup.com/harmlesss/. 

From out of Singapore comes the 
Put:Put website (http://homel.pac- 
ific.net.sg/~witchee/). It's always cool to 
see what punks in other countries are up to, 
and maybe once this site has a bit more 
content, you'll be able to do that here. Un- 
fortunately, right now, it's fairly lacking. 
But what the heck - check it out anyway, 
You don't have to go outside or anything, 
right? 

While I was checking out the homep- 
age for The Pinkerton Thugs (http:// 
pinkertonthugs.thegeek.net/) -which by the 
way is really cool... You should take a look 
at it. I discovered that the VML record label 
has its own website. Info on a ton of VML 
bands, the scoop on the Vindictives and 
Lookout, and Joey Vindictives' Trivia Con- 
test. I don't know how I missed this one for 
as long as I have. Definitely a site you'll 
want to visit. 

This next site was sent to me by a guy 
who claimed to have stolen Reverend Norb's 
e-mail list (with his permission, of course) 
to get the word out about his site. The Juicy 
Cerebellum (http://www.geocities.com/ 
-sloopydrew/) is a collection of rants, stu- 
pid humor, non-politically correct thoughts, 
and other stuff. In other words, it's a fun, 
wacky read. And it looks like it gets added 
to every couple of days, so there's always a 
reason to keep coming back. Gotta love it. 

Okay, so that's enough already. It's 
time for me to leave the house and get some 
fresh air, and it's time for you to go turn on 
your computer and look at some of these 
websites. As always, I can be e-mailed at 
hanford ©cruzio.com or snail-mailed at PO 
Box 8059; Santa Cruz, CA 95061. And of 
course, you can find the Netpunk columns 
at http://netpunk.base.org, and if every- 
thing works out the way I hope, you may 
find links to other MRR columnists there as 



well. Until next time, I'm outta here. 



mmm 

C"Q-U"W*T"D«C]"KJ"W 
TO THE WUXNHTW 



Hazy, Lazy, Weird Days of Summer 

In July a man entered the Life Savings Bank in 
Virginia Beach, Virginia, handed a teller a 
plastic grocery bag and demanded cash. The 
teller filled the bag with money and included 
an explosive dye pack before handing it back. 
The robber stuffed the bag down the front of 
his pants and fled. According to police, wit- 
nesses on the street seconds later saw "an 
explosion taking place inside his pants" and 
the robber was seen "hopping and jumping 
around." The dye pack, which burns at 400 
degrees, burned a hole through the fly of the 
man's pants. He stripped to his underwear 
and escaped, leaving a smoldering pair of 
pants on the sidewalk. 
One month after undergoing surgery for a 
brain tumor a Stockholm man, Goeran Ru- 
dolfsson, continued to be plagued with con- 
gestion. Blowing his nose one day he felt 
something strange and began to pull what 
turned outtobea31 -inch-long cloth out of his 
nose. It had been placed inside his head dur- 
ing the operation to absorb fluids but was left 
behind. 

A serial Porta-Potti bomber is on the loose in 
Chandler, Arizona. So far authorities there 
said that the bomber has only attacked porta- 
ble toilets at one construction site. The bomb- 
er mixes a liquid chemical in a plastic contain- 
er and places it in the toilet. Once the chemical 
eats through the plastic it creates an explo- 
sion. One bomb left a crater 200 feet in diam- 
eter. 

Two men from Yemen, Mustafa Khalil and 
Abdullah al-Amri, filed documents with the 
prosecutor general of Yemen documenting 
their claim to owning the planet Mars. They 
subsequently filed a lawsuit against NASA 
accusing the space agency of trespassing in its 
recent mission to the planet. The two claim to 
have inherited Mars from ancient ancestors 
3,000 years ago and balked at NASA's land- 
ing there without giving them prior notifica- 
tion or asking their permission. 
(That's It For) The Other One 
In Boone, North Carolina, former police offic- 
er LamontClaxton Underwood was sentenced 
to life in prison for kidnapping and murder. 
Prosecutors said that Underwood was jeal- 
ous over a relationship his victim, Viktor 
Gunnarsson, had had with a woman both 
men had dated. Underwood, a police officer 
in Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested for 
Gunnarsson's murder in 1995 almost a year 



after Gunnarsson's body was found in a re- 
mote area. Gunnarsson was once considered 
one of the first suspects in the 1986 assassina- 
tion of Prime Minister Olaf Plame of Sweden. 
He was released after questioning and even- 
tually moved to North Carolina. He never 
relinquished his Swedish citizenship. Palme's 
murder has never been solved. 
A San Francisco diner cook shot his manager 
to death after the two quarreled about his 
making a customer an item not on the menu. 
Hashiem Zayed, the cook, told police that he 
"lost it" after manager Helen Menicou, criti- 
cized him in front of customers for making a 
customer poached eggs. Zayed said that he 
could not sleep that night and returned to 
work the next day to confront Menicou when 
she again berated him in public. He then is 
accused of drawing a gun and shooting her 
four times. The two had worked there togeth- 
er for about twenty years. 
Police in Issaquah, Washington, took a 43- 
year-old man to the hospital for a mental 
evaluation after he pulled a gun on his per- 
sonal computer in his home office and shot it 
four times in the hard drive and once in the 
monitor. We don't know if it wouldn't boot 
up or what, said a police officer. 
West Africa is experiencing yet another wave 
of public scares concerning genital thieves. In 
Senegal lynch mobs beat and burned to death 
five suspected sorcerers accused of causing 
men's penises to disappear or shrink. In the 
past twelve months scores of people have 
died in Ghana, the Ivory Coats and Senegal 
over the continuing hysteria. 
Life in the Other Superpower 
The 300 workers at a regional production 
plant in Volgograd, Russia, went on strike 
when the district administration offered to 
pay them the $175,000 they were owed in 
back wages in vegetables and cereal instead 
of cash 

Internationally known mountain climber 
Reinhold Messner said that he will publish a 
book within the next two years that will in- 
clude his photos of a yeti. I've found the yeti, 
We stood eye to eye. The encounter reported- 
ly took place somewhere in the Himalayas. 
He described he creature as 7 feet 3 inches tall 
and said that it is harmless unless threatened. 
Messner says he saw three yeti but estimates 
there must be thousands. 
After its first year of searching space for killer 
asteroids NASA and the Air Force have dis- 
covered seven objects more than a half-mile 
across that could cause devastation if they 
struck the Earth. None of the seven asteroids 
would hit Earth for at least 200 years. Of 
course they noted that only 10% of the sky 
had so far been surveyed for asteroids. It will 
take 20 years to complete the survey. 
Bangkok hotel worker Annakorn Gunnoo, 
21, told police that he robbed about 15 hotel 
room safes of guests money and valuables by 
rubbing oil from his nose on the safes push 
button locks while he was cleaning the rooms. 



He then returned later, noted which buttons 
had been smudged and began trying differ- 
ent numerical combinations of those buttons 
until he got a safe open. He told police that he 
learned the trick from an episode of Mac 
Gyver. 

The Rich Are Different 
Cambodian tycoon Teng Bunma pulled a gun 
on the crew of an Orient Thai Airlines plane 
and ordered them to delay takeoff until some 
of his friends arrived and also ordered the 
other passengers off the flight. Bunma, Cam- 
bodia's wealthiest business mogul, was ac- 
companied at the time by two bodyguards 
armed with rifles. Officials of the airline per- 
sonally came to the scene to apologize to 
Bunma. Several months earlier Bunma was 
flying on another airline which had lost his 
luggage. In that incident he took a gun and 
shot out the planes tires. 
Inmates at the Augusta County (Virginia) Jail 
communicate with each other by using their 
toilets. The inmates empty the water from the 
bowls, stick their heads in and talk to inmates 
on the floors above or below their cells. Ac- 
cording to the Sheriffs Department, the com- 
mon term for it is the commode-a-phone. 

Kohut's latest book, written with Roland 
Sweet, is Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest, published by 
Penguin USA and available in bookstores 
every where. Please send all corroborating evidence 
from your town's newspaper {with the paper's 
name and the date the article appeared please) to 
meat: Strange Daze, PO Box 25682, Washington, 
DC 20007. 




W.H. Auden once remarked that "re- 
viewing bad books is bad for the character." 
I'm inclined to say the same for records as 
well. I've found that a number of records that 
get bumped my way are truly bad and most 
others are merely average. The effect I have 
found this deluge to have on my own charac- 
ter is a willingness to find something nice 
about a record destined for the free bin. I 
apologize to anyone who might have de- 
pended on my lukewarm praise when mak- 
ing a purchasing decision. I'm going to be 
more frank and shoot for a real bare and basic 
description for the less mentionables. Some 
might note that many of my reviews read 
alike. Unfortunately, this genre is falling in on 
itself and many of the bands are incredibly 
derivative, with little variation. It's nothing 
to get all that worked up about, every music 



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form has that problem and there are a healthy 
amount of awesome records coming out (and 
you should be sending them to me). Those 
bands thinking about recording, however, 
should go to their local record store and care- 
fully look through the bargain bin and, if 
possible, listen to what you will likely want to 
avoid. 

I was intending to intro the column 
with a different subject, as I find writing 
solely about music gets rather tiresome. How- 
ever, I'm getting ready for a quick vacation to 
my old stomping grounds and I'm swamped 
with the preparation. I had wanted to write 
about my own regional identity, a topic I'll be 
more than prepared to discuss after a quick 
trip from Frisco to New Orleans and back 
again in the red pick-up I call Sally. 

The PAUL NEWMAN "Please Wait" 
EP is full of soft to medium intensity sparse 
and repetitive music with no buildups worth 
mentioning. I got bored quickly with this and 
I'm crossing my fingers for the quick end of 
this style. (PO Box 4491, Austin, TX 78765) 

The EGON/EX-IMPETUS split also has 
some really sparse wimp-core on the EGON 
side. There is some decent higher tuned gui- 
tar jangle that could benefit from a beefier 
bass sound. EX-IMPETUS is slow paced, 
moody, and somewhat intricate musically 
with a vocalist that reminds me of 
RITES OF SPRING, though not nearly as im- 
passioned. (600 La Cruz, El Paso, TX 79902) 
The LAMANGA "Ceremony" EP is 
some loud fucking shit. It's hardcore but it 
isn't. There's a shitload of power and energy, 
chuggin' guitars and shredded vocals, but 
there's also slow breakdowns with guitar 
leads and sung/spoken parts, without being 
metal or post-hardcore. (Wreck- Age, PO Box 
263, New York, NY 10012) 

AUTUMN isn't as loud as LAMANGA 
but they approach them in the evil category. 
Full out dark hardcore, without getting out of 
control. Shredded vocals that get sung at 
times in a unique ASKANCE voice at times 
and a shitty PEARL JAM one at others. When 
this singing occurs everything slows down 
kicking this into the emo column. The price is 
$2 and a picture of Morrissey, but I'm sure 
you could sneak an Elvis picture by him. 
(Dead Heart, PO Box 1206, Exton, PA 19341) 
Local pretty boys the 

ANGEL ASSASSINS have put out a demo 
that beats their live performance by several 
lengths. There are strong elements of the "San 
Diego" sound, very drum and bass driven, 
with the guitar pulling leads in the back- 
ground. Thankfully no slow stuff and hintsof 
good things to come. ($3, PO Box 421 138, S.F., 
CA 94142) 

I'm really not much of a CD booster, but 
for those of the highwa ter set without a record 
player, you can weep along to these new CDs. 
The PIEBALD LP of last month is a CD 
this month. Still great low key, mellow tunes 
with off-key vocals. Check out their EPs first, 



cause they aren't for everyone. (Hydrahead, 
PO Box 990248, Boston, MA 02199) 

The GRADE LP of a couple years back 
and the GRADE EP of a couple columns back 
has made it to the popular CD format. Listen 
along as GRADE moves from an epic hard- 
core sound strongly influenced by the crunch 
of chugga chugga hardcore with sung and 
screamed vocals, to a band that depends more 
on the soft to loud buildups, with more an- 
guish in the vocals. Theun, the flying Dutch- 
man, prefers them live, but I couldn't say and 
will settle for these tunes. (Second Nature, 
PO Box 11543, Kansas City, MO 64138) 

"They Came From Massachusetts" CD 
is a fairly good document of the cool shit 
going on in the land of SLAPSHOT. The 
bands of interest to many readers here will be 
CONVERGE, MILTOWN, PIEBALD and 
SIX GOING ON SEVEN. Other dope MC's 
include OPPOSITION, TEN YARD FIGHT, 
and JEJUNE. I like the fact that the soft stuff 
here isn't out in wimp-core left field. ($6, 325 
Huntington Ave #24, Boston, MA 02155) 

Being one that prefers vinyl, I'm glad 
that the HOT WATER MUSIC "Finding the 
Rhythms" CD is now out as an LP so I can get 
a chance to check it out. This has an awesome 
pop feel to it; you can totally dance and sing 
along. The emotions conveyed are straight 
and direct which keep it from being back- 
ground noise. These guys stand on their own 
musically the way I think both AVAIL and 
NUISANCE do. ($7, No Idea, PO Box 14636, 
Gainesville, FL 32604) 

The KOSSABONE RED EP is probably 
one of the best this month. Two singers, one 
with an awesome singing style; it sounds like 
he has a cleft palate or something. Awesome 
personal lyrics over a loose, but still together 
melodic guitar sound with simple drumming. 
The emotions that burst out here don't seem 
forced at all. (Insurance Scam Records, PO Box 
145, Northville, MI 48167) 

In a previous PARTY OF HELI- 
COPTERS review I noted a vocal similarity to 
SHUDDER TO THINK. On their "Fairy God 
Fighters" release I definitely think they are 
musically very much like the first S.T.T. EP. 
Not easily described, but high vocals and drift- 
ing guitar are a start. One song here has the 
emo violence found on the split with IN ANO. 
(Donut Friends, 1030 Jessie Ave., Kent, OH 
44240) 

The INSTIL/GRAY BEFORE MY EYES 
LP isn't award winning but does have an 
aggressiveness and punk quality I totally ap- 
preciate during this time of emo "art-core." 
INSTIL is best when they are pushing every- 
thing fully musically with a crunched out hard- 
core, ample guitar leads and one vocalist sing- 
ing and the other bleating out anguished words. 
They keep this up alot but slow down a fair 
amount which detracts from the overall pow- 
er of their side. GRAY BEFORE MY EYES has 
a lot of crawling guitar lead intros to more 
guitar leads, and then finally some crunch. 



(Trackstar, PO Box 60, Forked River, NJ 08731- 
0060) 

The DIESEL QUEENS are back with 
more heartfelt, emotion laden songs. Showing 
a sensitive side not matched by many others of 
the genre, these gentleman discuss violence at 
shows and question our society's obsession 
with physical appearance with one song about 
weight issues and another about a young boy 
with a physical deformity. See the back cover 
of Maximum for ordering info. 

The ICE 9/ENDIVEsplitthatcamewith 
State Zine #3 is available separately now. ICE 9 
is a band who the term emo-violence describes 
quite well (thanks IN/HUMANITY for coin- 
ing it.) Full on hardcore attack, with attention 
to time and vocals. ENDIVE is ASHES without 
the ridiculously out of place guitar crunch and 
the vocals here are more distinct. They're sung 
in such a way as to drive a lot of the punx crazy, 
but were a quick sell for me. Very smooth post 
hardcore with femalevocals.(4121,Melbourne 
Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208) 

The "Degrees Of Malice" comp EP is 
suggested for fans of the bands only. The best 
song is by the decidedly non-emo 
ANIMAL FARM. Awesome guitar driven 
hardcore violence. They are long gone and 
way overlooked. RYE COALITION plays a 
swirling slow to slightly faster to slow again 
rune. They've really lost a lot of the energy 
they started out with. The IMPETUS INTER 
song is closer to their EPs then their LP which 
you should be thankful for. Rhythmic hard- 
core with buildups to controlled fury. 
AS GOOD AS DEAD has a crunchier, stiffer 
RORSCHACH metal hardcore sound. (224 
Mangels, S.F., CA 94131) 

The PEBBLE EP is a bit bass driven 
(SHOTMAKER), a bit jangly, a bit math rock 
(just a bit), and the songs are a bit too long. Oh, 
and two of the four are instrumentals. Fuck 
that. (DeFacto, PO Box 48745, Bentall Centre, 
Vancouver, BC, CANADA V7X 1A6) 

The "Longbow Project 001" is a pretty 
good metal edged hardcore comp for the most 
part. A few bands are of the emo variety, 
WALLSIDE being the standout with their 
straight through hardcore with only the slight- 
est slowdowns come chorus time. The 
ROMAN INVASION SUITE return with their 
HOOVER-esque, drawn out, sparse, jazzy bal- 
lads. PINKO is a new band for me, which 
sound like a more primitive, minimal WALL- 
SIDE. Several other bands including JIHAD, 
THOUGHTS OF IONESCO (!!!!), and 
DRYEVE. (23419 Prarieview, Mattawan, MI 
49071) 

There is a rather distinct style several 
bands from Germany are playing. It's often 
rather slow, with lots of guitar work, often 
metal influenced with pounding double bass. 
The DEGARVE EP has these slow, deliberate 
build ups to manic intensity all the while tear- 
ing vocal cords. (Munzbachtal 26, 09599 
Freiberg, GERMANY) 

GREY also mixes up a double bass drum 



assault with metal harmonics, and vocals sim- 
ilar to SHELTER at times. The songs are rather 
complex and are a close cousin to METOKE. 

KINDLE is from Germany as well, and 
make use of a bit of the sound I am describing, 
but they avoid the use of metal lyrics and stick 
to more of a solid epic sound. This takes a few 
listens to get the full impact, but worth the 
wait. (No More Heroes, Vierhausen 32, 26725 
Emden, GERMANY) 

If you're curious as to what I mean when 
I refer to an "epic" sound, here goes. It is 
usually only created when a band has two 
guitars, and involves a lot of layering of sound 
and building up throughout a song, with the 
vocals rarely rising very much above the mu- 
sic being made. A perfect example of this is 
found on the ONE EYED GOD PRO- 
PHECY LP. 

Wow, a ton of shit. Thanks to all those 
who continue to send stuff in. Take it easy. 
ENDNOTE. 

1. I've been asked by Martin Sprouse, who is 
sporting a lovely handlebar mustache, to find 
out who the first punk with a beard was. He 
figures that those in the emo scene sporting the 
Abe Lincoln look might know who blazed the 
trail. Write me at:"1950 McAllister #1, S.F., CA 
94115. 




OK. Last month's long winded analyti- 
cal type piece gives way to this short frag- 
mented thing. 

First, think about how different kinds 
of punk tend to happen in different kinds of 
venues. (I'm sure it depends on what city you 
live in as well). Here, for example, garage 
shows happen in bars and hardcore shows 
(emo shows?) happen in DIY venues like Gil- 
man St, the Bombshelter, whatever. What 
does that say? Personally, I'd rather see a 
show at a DIY space (or basement or living 
room), than at a bar, any day. In some ways 
it's disappointing that I can only see certain 
kinds of shows at DIY spaces, and I also 
wonder why the lines are so clearly drawn. 
What about the garage scene is so wedded to 
bar culture? And because of that, why aren't 
there more punk bars? 

At some point in punk history, we made 
the move from major labels to independent 
labels. Now, we're at the transition from bars 
and capitalist ventures to independent ven- 
ues and spaces (and bars). This is the point in 
our history where we can and should make 
the effort to provide and support what inde- 



pendent spaces exist and to create new ones, 
whether they are all ages non-drinking spac- 
es like Gilman, or whether they are bars and 
venues run by people in the scene who (as 
cliche as it sounds) aren't doing it for the 
money. There is enough punk energy and 
momentum to sustain something like this. 
We need to exist outside of dominant culture 
and dominant society as many ways as we 
can, even if it is as simple an action as where 
we play our music. Part of resisting main- 
stream culture or society is creating and sus- 
taining a viable culture of our own. 

Second, to completely change the sub- 
ject, I want to talk a little about semantics. I 
think that punk is radical in the way that it 
helps people empower themselves and do 
things. I was just thinking about the simple 
act of creation, that all of us punk kids make 
things and create things and don't really real- 
ize how important that is. You are making 
something happen. You are creating some- 
thing, and a ripple of events extends out from 
it. Maybe you don't think it is significant that 
you are putting out a zine or a record, but you 
are creating an action, you are doing some- 
thing that wouldn't have happened with out 
you. Punk, silly as it may sound, is about 
empowerment, and that is revolutionary. The 
whole essence of DIY. 

On the business end of things, You'll 
notice our new email address (maximum- 
rnr@mindspring.com) in the letters section. 
I've always thought of the letters section be- 
ing one of the most vital parts of a zine — they 
promote discussion and reinforce the idea of 
punk as a many sided dialogue, as opposed to 
something which is fed to the masses 
(readers) by the decision makers (MRR, Heart 
attaCk or any zine). This is our attempt (one 
of them) at revitalizing the letters section and 
encouraging dialogue. Though, as Tim point- 
ed out, we are the ones who get to decide 
which letters are printed, I like to think that 
we (and most zines) print a semi-wide range 
of ideas and criticisms. 

In the case of MRR, the idea of interac- 
tion extends beyond the letters section. We 
get a lot of complaints that there isn't enough 
of a certain kind of content, or a certain kind 
of columnists. Well, it is honestly up to the 
readers to take responsibility for what is in 
here. I don't think people know what that 
means. Very few of the guest columns and 
new regular columnists, and especially the 
interviews, are solicited by people at MRR. 
Do you want to see an interview with a partic- 
ular band? Or wonder why there aren't more 
columns about politics or by people of 
color? You need to take the initiative to make 
that happen. The interview section is made 
up of what we get in the mail that month, and 
you can have a hand in it as well. 

I have a lot more to say, but it will wait 
until next month. Yes, I know I'm a slacker 
and. I'm leaving this til the last minute. Of 
course, I had to squeeze out a few thoughts. 



When you have a regular column, it is all too 
easy to put off writing the important things or 
those things that are nagging in the back of 
my head. 

In closing, I just want to say that I will be 
victorious in my nefarious plot to relocate all 
Friends Of Jen to the Bay Area (as my friend 
Mike put it). Can I help it if I want all of the 
people who I like and respect and admire to 
be close to me? 




Continued from last issue, the inter- 
view of Dick Russell, author od "The Man 
Who Knew Too Much", by Dave Emory. 
DE: You also explore the possibility. . you deal 
with the CIA and military's mindcontrol pro- 
gram such as MK-Ultra and others, you also 
discuss the possibility that a fellow named 
Maurice Bishop, who some have speculated 
may have been the Oswald impersonator in 
Mexico City that has been a focus of a lot of 
inquiry by investigators, may also have been 
subjected to mind control. 
DR: Well what I say it's actually a guy named 
William Bishop whom I interviewed, Mau- 
rice Bishop is different, a lot of people think 
he was David Philips, but William Bishop 
who definitely was in military intelligence 
and I interviewed before he died a few years 
ago, said to a researcher in Texas, that he had 
undergone behavioral conditioning through 
a mind control program. And he also was a 
professional hitman, had a lot of connections 
to Alpha 66, and told me a story that was 
similar in many respects to things that Nagell 
knew and he indicted that he even knew 
Nagell, so he's one of those guys who's a 
soldier of fortune type, who is hard to ascer- 
tain how much credibility he really has, but I 
found him pretty interesting figure. 
DE: I stand corrected, right, so William Bish- 
op, but again an individual who whinds 
through this milieu but who may or may not 
had actual participation in some of these 
events. Back to the issue of the assassination, 
Richard Case Nagell, Soviet and U.S. Intelli- 
gence, counter intelligence gambits, in con- 
nection with his attempt to interdict the plot 
against President Kennedy, shortly before 
the assassination took place, Richard Nagell, 
was arrested in what was represented in the 
media as a "bank robbery"; could you devel- 
op that for us? 

DR: Yes, to some degree, here's what hap- 
pened, Lee Harvey Oswald, according to 



imj$*m 



Nagell, was brought into the plot in the sum 
mer of 1963 in New Orleans, and Oswald was 
told by these two Cuban exiles, right-wing 
Cuban exiles with CIA ties, that they were in 
fact Castro agents and that Fidel wanted to 
retaliate for the plots against his own life that 
we now know was happening at the time and 
they wanted enlist Oswald to take part in the 
assassination attempt against the President. 
Oswald supposedly agreed to do this. Nagell, 
when he reported back to his superiors, re- 
ported back actually to Soviet Intelligence, 
they gave him an order and they said you 
either convince Oswald that he is being set up 
that this was a phony deal or you kill him in 
Mexico City, and a trip to Mexico City was 
planned at that time this was probably late 
summer of 63, for the end of September when 
Oswald did in fact go to Mexico City. Nagell 
then did several things— he decided he could 
not in good conscious eliminate Lee Harvey 
Oswald, he tried to convince him he says in 
Jackson Square, New Orleans, he was being 
set up. He said Oswald denied that he was 
taking part in anything, that he was not going 
to be moved apparently. So Nagell then alert- 
ed the American authorities, he wrote a reg- 
istered letter to J. Edgar Hoover, who was 
head of the FBI, in September of '63, he says, 
and I've seen experts from this letter, that he 
told Hoover enough to warrant the arrest of 
Oswald and the two Cuban exiles who called 
themselves Angel and Leopoldo. He also alert- 
ed the CIA. And then he decided to take 
himself out of the picture for reasons that 
remain somewhat murky, but he walked into 
a bank, in El Paso on September 20th, 1963, 
went up to a teller and asked for a hundred 
dollars in American Express travelers checks, 
turned around took a pistol out of his belt and 
fired two shots into the wall of the bank and 
walked out. And basically, intentionally got 
himself arrested. And he was placed in custo- 
dy that afternoon and was railroaded through 
the prison system for the next four and half 
years. 

DE: You mention that Nagell had informed 
the CIA of the impending plot against 
Kennedy's life; he also apparently warned 
the FBI... 

DR: Yes he did. As I mentioned he sent a 
warning letter, a registered letter to Hoover 
and of course the FBI, assuming it got the 
letter which I believe Nagell had the receipt, 
for did nothing. Why they did nothing re- 
mains a big question. Hoover, of course, was 
a stanch enemy of the Kennedy's, didn't like 
them, he was much closer to Lyndon Johnson, 
who was the Vice President, maybe best case 
scenario the FBI communicated with the CIA, 
and the CIA said don't worry about it we got 
this under control, whatever this operation 
was all about involving Oswald, and there- 
fore didn't do anything. Worst case scenario 
is, of course, Hoover just let it proceed. 
DE: Again, we should note that there have 
been other indications I should say, of other 



warnings to elements of U.S. Intelligence and 
Justice. There is an FBI memorandum, which 
actually warned of a plot against Kennedy 
and a warning that Lee Harvey Oswald should 
be arrested. I believe this was something like 
November 19th of '63. 
DR: Yeah that was the William Walter, a 
clerk, maintains that he picked up a message 
about an impending assassination attempt in 
Dallas and alerted the FBI authorities, the 
hierarchy of it, and nothing was done. And 
yes there were others. There were others I 
mention in the book. There was a guy named 
Garret Trep Nell, and this on record, I mean 
it's even in the Warren Commission, that in 
August he warned of a plot, he didn't name 
Oswald, but he talked about a plot involving 
some Cuban exiles he was involved with that 
were looking to assassinate the President and/ 
or his brother, kidnap members of Robert 
Kennedy's family and nothing of course was 
done about this. 

DE: One thing, jumping on the otherside of 
the Atlantic, anticipating to a certain extent 
some of the things we're going to talk about in 
the second half of the interview concerning 
European Fascists and neo-Fascists and some 
of their overlapping connections with ele- 
ments of the Kennedy assassination milieu. 
You discuss something that I had not seen in 
any of the other Kennedy assassination liter- 
ature and that is a warning by a U.S. military 
intelligence operative, a communications spe- 
cialist as I recall, of a plot against Kennedy's 
life involving element's of the French OAS, a 
French reactionary organization that was not 
only trying to dispose of Charles DeGaulle 
but also apparently had networked with 
American reactionaries, or at least according 
to this fellow, was involved in a plot to kill 
Kennedy. 

DR: Well this guy was a code clerk for a 
cryptography specialist named Eugene Din- 
ken who was stationed in the France at the 
time and yeah this is all documented too 
actually, that he went AWOL, in December, 
not December but early November of 1963, 
and began traveling around Europe to vari- 
ous embassies warning of a plot against the 
President's life that he said was going to take 
place in Texas and even named the date, or 
very close to the date in later that month in 
1963, and he was dismissed as kind of a crazy 
guy and after the assassination Dinken was 
placed in Walter Reed Hospital in Washing- 
ton, DC, were he says was some attempt to 
wash his brain, so to speak. I met with Dinken 
in 1975 1 think it was, in Grand Central Station 
New York, he was living in Brooklyn at the 
time, I don't know what has happened to him 
since and at that point whatever he may once 
have known was very fuzzy. He was talking 
about having seen these, seen the assassina- 
tion coming in various photographs and pretty 
far-out stuff, so, it was pretty difficult to make 
out of him at that point but certainly it is in 
fact on record that he tried to alert various 



overseas agencies with what he had found 
out about before the assassination. 
DE: The FBI also expelled an OAS operative, 
or associate named Rene Suetre, from Dallas 
shortly after the assassination, did they not.... 
DR: Well yeah that's rather unclear whether it 
was Suetre or whether it was a guy who used 
his name, named Michael Mertz... here we get 
into the murky world of intelligence anf 
counter intelligence, again, both these guys 
were OAS operatives, and one of them at least 
was in Dallas the day of the assassination, 
and Suetre had very strong connections with 
efforts to overthrow Castro with the interna- 
tional right-wing, he went back a long way in 
the OAS. Mertz was tied in with organized 
crime, a big drug dealer going all they way 
back to the end of the Second World War. So, 
yeah there were, and again this is CIA files' 
that say thatSuetre, also known as Mertz, was 
expelled from Dallas on the day of the assas- 
sination. 

DE: Jumping back to Richard Case Nagell, 
now his trial for the "bank robbery" actually 
a gambit to get himself removed from the 
goings on, the Judge, Judge Thornberry, who 
oversaw his trial, actually had some very 
strong connections to LBJ; could you tell us a 
little bit more about that? 
DR: Yeah, Homer Thornberry was the first 
judge, he was the judge in the first trail of 
Nagell, there were actually two trails and 
that's another story , yeah, Thornberry was a 
longtime crony of LBJ. LBJ had named him to 
the judgeship I believe and in fact he and LBJ 
were in communication according to recently 
released FBI files, right after the assassina- 
tion, after LBJ became President. And, Thorn- 
berry suddenly took over the Nagell case 
from another judge in January of 1964, and it 
was pretty clear from the court transcripts 
from that period, that any attempt Nagell 
made, and he did make several attempts to 
bring to light the reasoning behind his shoot- 
ing two holes in the wall of that bank, were 
squashed by Thornberry. And so what does 
that mean? It raises some interesting ques- 
tions. b ^ 
DE: Richard Case Nagell is one of those peo- 
ple who, and there's been a lot of discussion 
in the Kennedy assassination literature about 
the mysterious deaths of people in one way or 
another connected with the investigation. And 
in late 1995 1 believe it was, the Assassination 
Records Review Board, expressed interest in 
speaking with Richard Case Nagell. He had 
according to an article you wrote in High 
Times, begun expressing fear for his life again 
he was apparently free from anxiety in that 
regard for a while, but had begun to fear for 
his life again, and then died in Los Angeles 
shortly after ARRB had decided to interview 
him. 

DR: Yeah, let me backtrack a little bit, leading 
up to this, let me just say that Nagell was in 
prison, he was tried twice and convicted twice 
actually of "attempted bank robbery" The 



story of machinations surrounding his trail, 
the lawyers, the prosecution, is a lengthy one 
and documented in the book and get into it all 
here, but after he got out in 1968... he was 
rather suddenly released on appeal... he had 
first of all went to, immediately got a passport 
and went overseas and suddenly was in the 
summer of '68. arrested on a train in East 
Berlin and held for four months behind the 
then Iron Curtain He came back to this coun- 
try, when I first met him in 1975, knocked on 
his door one day in Manhatten Beach, Cali- 
fornia where he lived and he with some reluc- 
tance let me in and that was the beginning of 
our rather strange relationship. He was in the 
midst of a lawsuit against the government in 
the U.S. Court of Claims , to get a full disabil- 
ity retirement, get a lot of money basically out 
of the military and I think looking back that 
he talked to me as much as he did because I 
was kind of the stick with that carrot he was 
trying to get, once he did receive full disabil- 
ity retirement in 1982, he then pretty much 
clammed up. I saw him in 1984 for the last 
time and I had communicated with him or 
tried too when I was finally putting the book 
together, after waiting and waiting and think- 
ing someday this guy... he had told me or 
would tell me the whole story... I finally de- 
cided to go ahead and set down what I did 
know about him and when I was doing that I 
tried to get in touch him again, and I had a 
P.O. box for him in California, I would write 
to him, I sent him the book when it came out 
and never heard anything. Then I did speak 
with him, suddenly one day a year and a half 
after the book came out, I sent him some of the 
new files being released about him by the 
government through the Assassinations 
Records Review Board, and I got a call one 
day and it was him, and to my astonishment 
he was speaking to me as if no time had 
passed and talking about the documents I 
had sent him and suddenly I asked him, said 
"Well Dick, you are aware that I have written 
this huge book about you" and he said he was 
not. He said that he never received any of the 
letters that I had sent him, didn't even know 
the book had come out. As astonishing as this 
was, I believed him. I think subsequently, 
well I know subsequently he did get a copy of 
the book because it was found in his home 
among his effects after his death. 
DE: Let's pause at this point; we're going to 
continue the narrative of Richard Case Nagell 
and his death and some of the milieu that he 
had penetrated and that surrounded his life 
in the second half of this interview. I have 
been interviewing Dick Russell the author of 
"The Man Who Knew Too Much," one of the 
most voluminous and in my opinion one of 
the best of the Kennedy assassination books. 
For Dick Russell this is Dave Emory thank for 
listening. 

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DEAL 



DRUG ME 

Maybe I ought to give crack a chance. 

I can't figure out whether it's my hyper- 
kinetic personality, my weird obsessions with 
drive-by shootings or just the fact that I dis- 
trust authority, but everyone I meet assumes 
that I must do drugs. 

Recently a guy from The Comics Journal, 
a magazine devoted to solving arguments 
among acne-scarred fans of the Green Lan- 
tern and Nancy & Sluggo ("I only read the 
Ernie Bushmiller version of the strip, dude — 
the remake sucks!"), came to my apartment to 
interview me. 

The Comics Journal is notorious for its 
incredibly detailed 20-page explorations of 
all the minutiae of an artist's life and opin- 
ions, but nonetheless I was shocked by my 
interviewer's assumption that I must spend 
half my life stoned. 

"So, what kind of drugs do you like?" 
he asked. 

"I don't like drugs," I replied, "and I 
think anyone who does them is a fucking 
asshole." 

He was absolutely incredulous. "Yeah, 
right. I read your comics," he said, "and no 
one could possibly draw that stuff straight." 

He's not the only one. When I was 14, 1 
spent all my time chasing the redhead who 
sat in front of me in debate class, Anita Albert. 
I heard that she's married now, but doesn't 
have any kids. Understandably, I spent alge- 
bra class writing about my sexual fantasies 
("Then I wanna lick your juices!") to Anita, 
who dutifully dropped her replies through 
the slots of my locker. They were in green ink 
on notebook paper folded into those football- 
shaped note thingies junior high kids like to 
use, and I kept every last letter she ever wrote 
me. 

My mom did not react well to my fall- 
ing grades. One afternoon she arranged for 
the principal to open up my locker, where she 
found dozens of Anita's letters about the 
torrid things she wanted to do to me — actual- 
ly, we never even kissed once — and came 
home to confront me. 

"What kind of drugs are you doing?" 
she asked me with that stern, disapproving 



look parents practice in the mirror when no- 
body else is around. "Open your eyes!" she 
demanded. I want to see your irises." 

"I don't do drugs, mom," I said. This 
was true. I set countless fires, blew up a pick- 
up truck, trafficked in bootlegged cigarettes 
and jump-started a bulldozer in the previous 
few months, but I had never smoked any- 
thing or even drank alcohol, aside from a 
glass of wine with dinner — and that was 
served by my mom. To this day, I've never 
even smoked cigs.) She was French. 

While I took a bath that night, my mom 
tossed my room. All she found was my $285 
ticket for driving 110 mph in a school zone — 
look, I'd been late to school and I couldn't 
afford another tardy, OK? — but that didn't 
convince her that I wasn't frying my brain 
like that stupid Nancy Reagan ad with the 
eggs in it. 

It's not like I wasn't exposed to every 
narcotic under the sun. I had lots of friends, 
most of whom did whippets and pot and 
hash and coke and nitrous oxide and ludes 
and anything else they could get their little 
white hands on. But at least for me, peer 
pressure was a myth. Sure, to be polite, my 
pals would offer me a hit of whatever orega- 
no-and-alleged-Panamanian they were do- 
ing at the time, but they were psyched when 
I passed — after all, it meant that much more 
shit for them. 

It didn't take long before I realized that 
drugs make people act really stupid. Since I 
always felt fairly dumb in a sober state, I 
didn't think that I required any additional 
Moron Helper. So I'd watch the shit go on, 
and decline every offer, and that was that. I 
wasn't judgmental — if it worked for other 
people, fine — but I just didn't see a role for 
drugs in my life. 

I really got into the punk scene in col- 
lege, in New York. At the time, which was the 
early '80s, the attitude was fiercely anti-drug, 
even anti-smoking. It was extremely rare to 
smell pot at a Flipper or Big Boys show, 
compared to say a mainstream rock perfor- 
mance by Elvis Costello, where easily half the 
audience was wasted. I distinctly remember 
attending a Reagan Youth (pre-metal era)/ 
Dickies/DKs show at the old World where I 
went to the men's room and a guy was smok- 
ing a joint. This big skin comes up to the guy, 
knocks the thing out of his mouth — swiping 
his nose in the process — and starts yelling at 
him. 

"Are you out of your fucking mind?" 
the skinhead screamed. "Don't you know 
that all drugs are imported into the U.S. by the 
fucking government to make young people 
stupid and docile? WISE UP!" 

I realized the truth of the skin's state- 
ment in the mid-eighties. My roomie Chris 
was a brilliant guy, the son of one of the 
nation's leading chemists, before he became a 
hopeless pothead/crackhead /drunkard. 
"You should do some serious drugs," he used 



£P1^M*3& 



to say. "It would mellow your uptight ass 
out." 

I was sitting in the living room of our 
squalid sixth-floor walk-up, watching Oliver 
North testify at the Iran-Contra hearings on 
CNN. He admitted that the CIA had import- 
ed and distributed tons of coke and crack on 
American streets to fund pro- American guer- 
rillas against the socialist Sandinista govern- 
ment in Nicaragua. 

A few days later, Chris threw a magnif- 
icent New Year's party at our Harlem pad. 
After roughly eight rum-and-cokes, I decid- 
ed to take the narcotics challenge. Chris served 
me a half-dozen hash brownies. An hour 
later, I went back. "These don't work for 
shit," I complained. "Gimme another batch." 
They kicked in about an hour later. I felt 
like I was riding a roller-coaster — literally. 
Gravity pulled me up and down and left and 
right and the room was moving and jostling. 
I got on my knees, picked the refrigerator up 
on my back — it was full of food — and carried 
it up upstairs to the roof. I walked to the edge 
of the roof and threw it over, down to the 
sidewalk on 110th Street, where it perfectly 
flattened a lime-green Cadillac. It was a beau- 
tiful, crisp night; the moon was full. 

Someone was banging on the door when 
I woke up. It was my girlfriend's parents, 
demanding that I turn over their daughter to 
them. The first thing I noticed was the Worces- 
tershire sauce; it was all over the sheets, the 
walls, and me. Then I saw that it was already 
night — again. Then I saw my girlfriend's lit- 
tle sister — in bed with the two of us. My head 
was pounding; it didn't stop for three days. 
The next morning Chris came into my 
room, where I was plastering the holes in the 
walls and picking broken glass out of my 
files. "Dude, I've never said what I'm about to 
say to anyone before. You know that I'm a 
firm advocate of drugs. I think everyone 
should use them to help them release their 
inhibitions. In your case, however, I think 
your hold on sanity is so tenuous that you 
need more, not fewer inhibitions. As your 
resident expert on the field of illegal narcot- 
ics, I strongly advise you to never use drugs 
again." 

And I haven't. I always follow the ad- 
vice of experts I've learned to trust in their 
respective fields. 

But I know that not everyone learns as 
easily. I just got a letter from an inmate at the 
Noble Correctional Facility in Ohio, not far 
from where I grew up. Here's what the guy, 
who remains unnamed, had to say for him- 
self: 

"I've been in prison for almost 18 months 
due to a mishap while on 12 hits of the 
damnedest LSD I ever ran into on campus. 
While tripping I walked past the Lambda Chi 
house on the north end of Oxford [Universi- 
ty]. Two buddies and myself were drinking 
some double deuces and getting off pretty 
good when I noticed the frat-boy piece of shit 



who pulled down my ex-girlfriend's Speedo 
bathing suit two weeks prior. Well, some- 
thing in me snapped! Well, before I knew 
what I was doing I had smashed him in the 
head with my 22 oz. bottle of Bud Light. The 
follow through of the swing cut him from the 
crown of his head to the end of his chin (258 
stitches). When I saw the blood, I freaked! I 
went into the house, smashed a couple of 
IBMs and took a wallet and gold chain from 
the nearest room. Nobody even tried to stop 
me!" 

Like that's surprising. Anyway, this guy 
is going into a probationary drug release 
program in a few months. After he gets out, 
he's heading to Amsterdam. That's right, 
Amsterdam — where hash is legal, heroin is 
free and hookers splay their thighs in store- 
front windows. Clearly he doesn't under- 
stand that what got his ass in trouble in the 
first place, so it's bound to happen to him over 
and over and over again. 

Now don't get me wrong: I hate frat 
boys, and I hate frat boys who assault women 
even worse, and the guy definitely had it 
coming (although I don't understand that 
weird bit about the gold chain and the wal- 
let) — but only a moron gets thrown in jail 
over something like this, much less for a 
former girlfriend . And I don't think dropping 
acid was immoral or evil or bad — it was just 
dumb for him, since he obviously can't han- 
dle it. Even right-wing historians generally 
acknowledge that LSD was cooked up in a 
government lab and that it was distributed by 
the federal government in order to kill the 
youth movement. Apparently, it worked — 
the revolution isn't exactly on our national 
doorstep anymore, is it? 

I haven't wavered much from the tradi- 
tional punk viewpoint. In a country where 
strict border controls make getting Cuban 
cigars absolutely impossible, why is it so 
damn easy to get pot and coke from overseas? 
Obviously the politicians want us — especial- 
ly the young us — to fry our brain cells rather 
than turn against them and the investment 
bankers who own their collective asses. Sure, 
they jail low-level drug dealers and users in 
their phony War on Drugs, but that's all part 
of the plan of distraction — not to mention an 
effective means of locking up young urban 
blacks in private-owned penitentiaries where 
they're forced to produce slave-made sneak- 
ers and license plates. Drugs aren't really 
illegal— certain types of people are illegal. 

As far as I'm concerned, you're free to 
use whatever you want — especially if you 
can control yourself and keep yourself men- 
tally sharp despite the fact that you're ingest- 
ing foreign substances into your body. It's not 
like my body is a temple— I go out drinking 
pretty often, and I love it. But I never feel out 
of control when I drink — if that were ever to 
change, I'd stop. But no matter what you do, 
know two things: One, when you do drugs, 
you're just another government sucker. Two, 



if you're weird enough to begin with, you 
don't need to — everyone will think you're a 
stoner anyway. 

P.S. To Mr. 258 Stitches: If you're reading this, 
take my advice. Don't skip probation — it just 
gives them an excuse to throw your butt back 
in prison, where you do no one, including 
yourself, any good. When you're done, by all 
means, leave Ohio — but don't go to Amster- 
dam. 

P.P.S. The Marky Ramone and the Intruders 
CD sucks. It has everything you need for a 
good set of tunes: Cool cover, Marky Ra- 
mone, Star Trek lettering for the songs. Still, 
it's seriously boring. 

P.P.P.S. Letters and shit go to: Ted Rail, P.O. 
Box 2092, Times Square Station, New York 
NY 10108, e-mail: ted@rall.com 



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You'll have to pardon from my swollen 
head, but I just happened to be present at one 
of the officially designated (by me) 
GREAT MOMENTS IN PUNK ROCK. I re- 
fer not to Crime's first show at the Mabuhay 
Gardens (though I was there and it certainly 
qualifies), not the Stooges' Cleveland Pop 
Festival appearance (or whatever it was called; 
I wasn't there, anyway), the Ramones open- 
ing for Black Sabbath (I did see them open for 
Tom Petty, though) not the Sex Pistols last 
show (big deal), or any of the other common- 
ly cited landmarks in the great manifestation 
of the destiny of PUNK ROCK. 

No, this ground (my swollen head) was 
consecrated a mere (by the time you read this, 
assuming that you are [which seems a safe 
bet], few months ago) when the freshly apo- 
theosized Loli & the Chones (no explanation 
offered for the terminal types who aren't on 
this particular clue train by now) got a chance 
to test their mettle against the long-overrated 
bitter old longbeard greytooths (Fuck it! I'm 
not even going to give these guys a negative 
plug. Since they are most noted in many 
circles for their association with one of the 
Batman movies of recent years (HINT!], I'll 
just call them the Batfarts) the Batfarts. 

The battle lines were drawn well before 
this bloody Hollywood showdown and events 
proceeded inexorably towards that which the 
righteous hand of an angry god might well 
have accomplished (purty fancy writing, 
huh?)! 

In brief, advertisements for an upcom- 
ing Batfarts show (in Hollywood, CA!) fea- 
turing their ancient, decrepit, "used to babysit 
Methuselah" mugs complete with requisite 



hats to cover bald spots as though THAT's 
going to fool anybody other than themselves 
("O.K., I'll grow the hair I've got long so that 
it'll be obvious that it'll look as though I've 
got loads of hair" - get off it, it's time to be 
BALD AND PROUD like our own Shane 
White - 1 mean, Christ, male pattern baldness 
is supposed to be linked to higher virility 
according to studies might by balding scien- 
tists, and it's a great excuse to get a decent 
haircut more often, but this growing your 
sides and back rock star long is merely an 
extreme version of the mullet/schlong doo 
and NOT rock and roll [so far, this isn't really 
"in brief," is it?] appeared in the leading 
giveaway weekly L.A. rag. In smaller letters 
were featured the presumably "opening" acts; 
Loli and the Chones, the Bobbyteens, the 
Count Backwurds and the Infections. 

At the show proper, the Infections 
played one of the best sets I've ever had the 
pleasure to hear them play (and FIE, FIE I say 
to the naysayers, doubters and shiteaters who 
will be eating their words soon enough when 
the Infections LP is unleashed, I warrant, 
although in the meantime it's quite delightful 
to be in the aesthete elite of Infections fans in 
this area and, more particularly, at this mag). 
The Bobbyteens did indeed live up to their 
promise that they were "gonna rock," espe- 
cially with the dynamic stage moves that 
vocalist Tina has been working on. The Count 
Backwurds had an even more auspicious than 
usual beginning to their set when vocalist 
Peeben John failed to materialize until half- 
way into the first song and then more than 
made up for it by acting extra spazzy for the 
duration of the set. Slick one Peeben! 

At this point, the Wyverns (sorry, I for- 
got that I was going to call them the Batfarts) 
decided that they needed to take the stage 
because this was some sort of curfew show. 
During the Habit Hobbits' (I mean the Bat- 
farts') overly long existence they have made a 
habit of playing overly long shows. F u r - 
ther, it is a plain matter of fact that the sort of 
knucklehead (sorry, I meant chucklehead) 
bands who insist on playing marathon sets do 
so without any regard for whether they're 
leaving sufficient time for other bands to play 
(or whether the audience actually wants to 
hear any more, for that matter). 

This presented sufficient reason for a 
number of the audience to be concerned that 
Loli & the Chones go on first, as would seem 
consistent with the Batfarts' (Hey, I got it 
"right"!) featured advertisement, "vets of the 
scene ready to make a big push to really make 
it" blah blah star billing. Besides, Chones sets 
run 15-20 minutes, right? 

No, no. no. The Batfarts are the stars, so 
they can do whatever they want. The club's 
management backs them up on this. The 
Chones start setting up their two combo amps 
and rudimentary drum kit in front of the wall 
of Marshalls and Carl Palmer drum kit com- 
plete with rototoms, synare, Tibetan temple 



bells, and 5 foot in diameter gong that Holly- 
wood Rock Equipment or Allied Van Lines 
(or whoever the fuck) had rush delivered to 
be in time for the Batfarts' three hour sound- 
check that afternoon. 

The Batfarts exchange some words with 
the Chones, who ignore them and purpose- 
fully continue their pre-rock tasks. 
The Batfarts shake their heads as if to say 
"Kids these days! No respect for their elders!" 
(Incidentally, wearing fedoras, homburgs, 
bowlers, derbies, etc., with t-shirts is still just 
as undeserving of respect as it was when 
hippies going to revival movie houses in the 
70s would wear "Bogey hats" in the mistaken 
notion that it made them look more like Rob- 
ert Montgomery than a loser half-assed fash- 
ion palate beardo, even if the wearer isn't 
bearded - if you want to wear a fedora and not 
look like a geebo, at least wear a fuckin' tie). 
Valiantly standing their ground (well, drum- 
mer Loli needed some extra urging to retake 
the stage, but once there she was the picture 
of radiant rage - hey, I'm rapping!) they blast- 
ed into "Pendejo." 

The soundman, being an old hippie 
himself, took the side of the Batfarts and 
refused to turn on their microphones. The 
Chones responded by not even going near the 
microphones; bassist Vince sang this beauti- 
ful and moving ("Pendejo! Pendejo! P! E! N! 
D! E! J! O!") song directly to the massed 
Batfarts on his side of the stage while guitarist 
Chris' led the crowd in a lusty Farrell's/Oi- 
style singalong (I was surprised at how much 
of the lyrics with their Joycean wordplay I 
could remember!) . A few songs later, respond- 
ing to the importuning of some audience 
members along the lines of "I paid ten bucks 
to see this band and if you don't turn their 
microphones on right now I want my fucking 
money back!," the microphones came to life 
(although the merry sing-around the-camp- 
fire atmosphere could not be halted at this 
point). So much wonderfully focused rage 
might all the Chones' hits spring to life fourth- 
dimensional-like, even more than their nor- 
mally brilliant live performances. New mean- 
ing was imparted "The Kids From Boyle 
Heights!" On stage hilarity reached a new 
height when Vince quipped "What do you 
have to get respect around here? Oh yeah, 
you have to be short and bald" (a Batfart later 
attempted to menace him, saying something 
to the effect of "Hey man, you want to say 
something to somebody, say it to their face, 
not over the P.A." Hey, maybe he wanted to 
say it to the audience, my miniscule friend; 
it's not as though he was afraid you'd hear 
him say it, he just wanted to share it with the 
whole class). 

Of course, the crowd demanded an en- 
core which the club's manager was loathe to 
grant until the crowd's exuberance threat- 
ened to get out of hand and grudingly al- 
lowed the Chones five minutes to play anoth- 
er four songs (although after each song, he 



made the "Cut!' gesture which was gleefully 
ignored). 

A certain wag was overheard to ask the 
fearless Batfart leader, "How does it feel to 
know that you'll never be as good as the 
bands that open for you?" before the Batfarts 
took the stage. 

I wish that each and every one of you 
who believe in leprechauns, I mean rock and 
roll, could have been there to witness it. Oh, 
there was also a quasi-riot during the Batfarts 
set where the audience reportedly rose in 
unison against their oppressors after some 
bouncers started macing indiscriminately (in- 
cluding getting a Batfart in the face, heh-heh). 
Well actually, they didn't rise in unison; the 
breakout of anything approaching anarchy 
actually resulted, as usual, in everybody us- 
ing the opportunity to settle grievous wrongs 
to which they felt they had been subjected 
("That guy's bumped into me twice tonight! 
Now he's going to get his! "), but violence and 
pandemonium can be no more than mild 
amusements compared to a superlative rock 
and roll show. Pendejo, indeed. 



The Quality of 
Military Life 



Let me start by introducing myself... 
I'm John and I'm in the Navy. I am in my mid- 
twenties and I joined two years ago which 
means that half of my sentence is already 
over. I joined voluntarily (not one of those 
"military or jail" deals). I was born and raised 
in the southeast U.S., but try not to hold that 
against me. I've been a skin for ten years and 
it's amazing that I ever made it into the mili- 
tary at all. If you were to ask anyone that I 
grew up with, they would say that I was the 
last person they ever expected to join the 
service. However, I have my own agenda. I 
was allowed into the Navy with a past crim- 
inal record that consisted of three felonies, 
and four misdemeanors. Any of you out there 
that are in the military are thinking, "What 
the fuck?" I was given a waiver by the idiots 
and then allowed to enlist into supply where 
I have access to all of the ship's budgeted 
money. This money totals over two million 
dollars every fiscal year (1 October to 30 
September). I'm on one of the newest ships in 
the fleet so no expense is spared on our behalf. 
Needless to say I've been privy to much 
"fraud, waste, and abuse" as the Navy calls it. 
If I were to say that I don't take advantage of 
this opportunity I'd be a liar. 

This is the way that the money works: 
we are given grants every quarter, this is 
called OPTAR money (OPerating TARget). 



&Qimm 



The amount of money we get is determined 
by an accounting office in Cleveland, Ohio. 
We are required to spend all of this money 
every quarter. If this money doesn't get spent 
our grant for the next quarter is reduced by 
roughly the amount that we didn't spend the 
previous quarter. The reasoning is that if we 
didn't need it last quarter, we don't need it 
this quarter. To make sure we don't lose any 
money, we spend the last week of each quar- 
ter getting rid of that money. We'll buy any- 
thing! As you can probably guess alot of these 
things end up being personal items. I've got- 
ten a lot of shit for personal use since I've been 
in the Navy: tools, answering machines, tele- 
visions, camping gear, watches, just about 
anything you can think of can be found in the 
Navy's supply system. Hell, I've even found 
an air hockey table (I haven't yet figured out 
how to pull that one off though)! The only 
restrictions that we have are that the money 
can't be transferred into a bank account (that 
one's a real heartbreaker) and we can't buy 
firearms (and yes, I had my eye on the 1.6 
million dollar vehicle-mounted rocket launch- 
... traffic would never be the same). 

Do I feel guilty about "stealing" this 
money from the government? Fuck no! I con- 
sider it payback for the control that they have 
over my life, for the hassles that I have to 
endure for time off, for the six month deploy- 
ment that I'm currently doing away from my 
home, family, and friends. At any rate, it's my 
tax money, too! 

What does this mean for our defense 
budget? It means that we could definitely be 
spending much less on defense and more on 
the true domestic issues like homelessness 
and jobs programs. More money for alternate 
energy research, AIDS research, hell the pos- 
sibilities are endless. You can bet your ass that 
if it's going on at my command, it's going on 
all over the fleet. I couldn't even begin to 
estimate the amount of money I have seen 
"disappear". I think it's safe to say that this is 
only the tip of the iceberg. 

Let's talk about other ways that our tax 
dollars are being used. Do you ever sit and 
wonder why gas prices are so high? I don't 
know what the rest of the country is seeing, 
but I know that gas prices in California are 
recockulous! As of this writing, I'm in the 
Persian Gulf enforcing United Nations sanc- 
tions against Iraq. What this means is that we 
intercept ships that are leaving Iraq, board 
them, search them, and divert them to a hold- 
ing area if they're found to be carrying any 
"contraband". (Is this kinda like beating a kid 
up and then taking his lunch money from 
him?) The main reason behind these sanc- 
tions is to protect other country's interests in 
the oil market. The oil producing countries of 
the Middle East don't want Iraq in the oil 
market. At the behest of these "oil producing 
countries" (most likely OPEC itself), the Unit- 
ed Nations has imposed these sanctions. The 
scare is that Iraq will flood the market with oil 



thereby dropping the price for oil worldwide. 
God forbid we pay less for gas! To sum this 
up: you paid 750 million for my ship to be 
built and then paid for us to travel to the other 
side of the world so that we could ensure that 
you're gonna get raped at the filling station. 
Don't forget that we didn't just steam over 
here without stopping in a few places along 
the way. To date, we have hit seven foreign 
ports. In these ports we have incurred ap- 
proximately $150,000 in services. These in- 
clude trash removal, sewage removal, water 
taxis, etc. (Never forget also that when we're 
at sea we dump all of our trash over the side. 
Nothing warms the heart quite like trash and 
garbage trailing off into the sunset.) These big 
gray bastards also require a lot of diesel fuel 
to get them around. 

In closing, I'd like to reiterate what T.K. 
Getzgo said in his final column... do NOT join 
the military. I wouldn't say that it has been 
the stupidest decision I've made in my life but 
it definitely was not the smartest. I'm taking 
my enlistment one day at a time and counting 
the days until I'm out. I got lucky in that my 
job in the Navy has really good "benefits". I'll 
use the military for all it's worth and all that 
I can get my hands on. That's how I get by; 
knowing that in the end I'll have the last 
laugh. Only two more years to go and I'm 
free! Until next time, take it easy. 




So, there I was, not only in front of most 
of my classmates and their parents, but also 
in front of what seemed to be the entire 
population of Stamford, Connecticut. 

As I stood there, with my dopey look- 
ing headgear on, and shorts, and I hate shorts, 
a "Greenwich High School" t-shirt, and "Ti- 
ger" brand wrestling shoes, I felt ready to 
faint. I didn't want to be there. I wanted to be 
home. Launching frogs in Estes Rockets. I 
wanted to be home. Riding up and down my 
driveway on my cool ass "Chopper" Stin- 
gray type bike. I wanted to be home. Look- 
ing at the Hustler magazines I had hidden 
out in the woods in a stone fence, next to the 
six pack of Coors. Under the fourth big rock 
near the big tree with the white things on 
them. 

As I looked at my opponent, his name 
was Brandon, which I'll never forget, it looked 
like he didn't want to be there either. He 
would have probably ra ther been home play- 
ing with frogs or riding up and down his 
driveway, too. Or even reading porno, al- 
though he was the type that would never 



admit to it. His was too clean, and his hair 
was too straight. He was definitely the Sports 
Illustrated Swim Wear Issue kinda guy 

"You guys ready to mix it up?" said the 
referee to both of us, as he stood there in his 
black and white striped shirt and whistle 
between his lips. 

"Urn, errr," I mumbled. 
"Well?" yelled the referee. 
"Go Tabb, go!" yelled Coach Moxhay 
from the side of the mat. 

Suddenly the whole school started to 
cheer, as did Stamford. The noise was deaf- 
ening, and I felt like I was gonna puke. 

"Okay," said the referee, "ready, set...." 
I looked Brandon in the eyes. He looked 
at his shoes. He was more scared then me. 
That is why when the whistle blew, and it 
was time to wrestle, I didn't know what to 
do. 

I never intended to be on the wrestling 
team. Ever. It was all my father's big idea. 
Like being in the school band. 

"George," he would say, "when I was 
your age I was on the school football team." 
I would just look at him, blankly. 
"You should definitely go out for foot- 
ball, then, maybe, you'd have a chance of 
maybe having one date." 

I would tell my dad that I was in tenth 
grade, I weighed 96 pounds, and I'd be pul- 
verized. 

"But it would make you a man," he'd 
tell me. 

Then my step-mother, who was some- 
how always around for these conversations, 
would join in. 

"Your dad's right," she'd say with her 
heavy Long Island accent, "football guys 
always get the girls. They're well hung". 
"Well hung? Is that Chinese?" I'd ask. 
It was then my dad would tell my step- 
mom to leave the room. "Look son," he'd 
say, and I knew the serious stuff was gonna 
fly because he said "son", "you are at an age 
when you should be on a sports team. Join 
one or get out of my house." 

That was my dad's way of making me 
do stuff. Either threatening to kick me out, or 
telling me I was going to go to Military 
School. I think I would have had fun being an 
Army guy. They got to play with real guns. 
So, in ninth grade, after not making the 
baseball team because the kid with the one 
arm in my grade could throw, catch, pitch, 
and hit better then me, I went out for wres- 
tling. I tried going out for football, but the 
coach just looked at me, and then told me to 
come back when I'd reached puberty. 

Coach Leonard was the guy in charge, 
and I liked him because he had a big Jewish 
afro like me, and Gabe Kaplin, from "Wel- 
come Back Kotter." 

"So you want to be a wrestler?" I re- 
member Coach Leonard saying to me the 
first day of practice. There were no try-outs, 
everyone made the team. Which was also 










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APULANTA - Mika ihmeen apulanta? 7" EP 
(Finland '93,rare 1st EP) EX-/EX 
CHEETAH CHROME MOTHERFUCKERS - 400 

fascists 7" EP (Italy 'SI) EX-/KX- 
DECLINO - Rivolta e nagazionc 7" EP (Italy 

'82) KX-/EX 
EU'S ARSE - Lo state ha hisogno... 7" EP (Italy 

"82,w/ insert) HX/FX+ 
GASOLINE - Sally 7" (France "77,1st 7'") EX/EX- 
GRITO SUBURBANO compilation LP (Brazil 

"82,w/ Olho Secojnocentes and Colera, very 

rare german pressing) M-/M- 
HARDCORE '83 compilation LP (Finland '83, 

w/ Rattus.Kansan Uutiset,Riistetyt,Tampere SS, 

Protesti,Bastards,Varaus,Sckundaetc)HX/liX 
HELLHOUND - Suomi 60 7" (Finland '78, 

rare 1st 7 ",punk rock) EX+/KX+ 
KJOTT - Hue uten sanscr 7" EP (Norway 80) 

EX-/EX- 
LAMA - Nimeton 7" EP (Finland '81,2nd 7") 

EX-/KX- 
NEGAZIONE - Condannati a mortv... 7" EP 

(Italy '85,\\7 insert) EX-/EX 
PELLE MILJOONA OY - Olen kaunis 7" 

(Finland *80,grcat punk rock) EX/EX 
PUPUKUUSIKKO - Korkca jannitys 7" 

(Finland "79,very rare punk rock) HX/HX 
RAW POWER - You are the victim LP (Italy 

'83,original 1st LP on Meccano Records) HX/KX 
SENSUURI - Hulinaa LP (Finland '79,rare 

punk rock IP on I'oko Rekords) HX/1'.X 
SPERMA - Sinnlos / Zuri pum 7" (Switzerland 

'79) HX+/M- 
SUB compilation LP (Brazil '83,u/R.D.P.,Coloru, 

Psvkoze & F'ogo Cruzado.red vinyl,2 inserts) IvX+/I'!X+ 
TERVEET KADET - Oma koloni 7" EP (Finland 

88.300 made) M-/M- 
TERVEET KADET - Arato domini 7" EP (Finland 

89,300 made) M-/M- 
TERVEET KADET - The Horse LP (Finland 85, 

w/ innersleevc) HX+/FX+ 
UK/DK-THE ORIGINAL VIDEO SOUNDTRACK 

compilation LP (UK '83.\\/ HxploitedC'haos ITK, 

l)isordcr.Busincss,l)amned etctcstpressingl M-/I1X 
VAAVI - Vaavi 7" EP (Finland '80,greal punk rock 

before poppunk records) UX-/UX- 
YOLTH BRIGADE - Sink with California 7" 

(USA '84.A A Records Japan) M-/M- 



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TOMSK-7 OOBIS 

Split 7". #B043. 5 from T-7, 1 from Boris. 

A whirling dervish of m/f vocal AZ powerblast 

challenges massive, pounding JAP sludgecore 

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AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, 7' 

If you hauen't heard about em yet where the fuck 
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ENEMY SOIL RUINS OF EDEN, CD 

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EVOLVED TO OBLITERATION (E.T.O.), 7" 

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SPA22 TASTIN" SPOON PICTURE DISC 5" 

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CRUNCH • ESTREMA MENTE 7" 

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why I joined. 

"No," I replied, "I want to actually be a 
film-maker, but my dad wants me to be on a 
sports team." 

"Oh," replied Coach Leonard. 

"Actually, " I said, "You could just 
keep me on the bench the whole season if 
you want, I wouldn't mind." 

He just laughed . Then told me to go get 
changed. 

The first day of practice was so tough, 
that I walked around for an entire week 
afterwards charlie-horsed. My neck was so 
stiff I couldn't turn sideways, and it felt like 
my groin was on constant fire. Which was 
kind of a neat feeling, actually. 

That first day we learned to do spins, 
which is when one guy put his chest on the 
other guy's back, and then goes around in 
circles. Once every revolution your private 
parts would be in some guys face, or your 
face, in some guys crotch. We also learned to 
start wrestling from the kneeling position. 
This time, some guys ass was in your face, or 
your ass up some guy's nose. 

Then there was the kneeling take- 
down, where you would reach between the 
guy's legs and grab his arms, and knock him 
down that way. Of course, your hand and 
arm would rub up against the penis and nuts 
of the guy, or he'd do it to you. The whole 
thing was rather odd. And I began to feel 
uncomfortable with the whole thing. 

"George," said Coach Leonard to me 
about the second or third week of practice, " 
You don't seem to be really 'going tough', 
what's the problem?" 

I hated that term, "going tough". That 
is what all the other kids and coaches would 
say. "Go Tough!". Whatever the hell that 
meant. 

"No problem, Coach Leonard," I re- 
plied to him and his afro. 

"You don't seem to be getting into it, 
what's wrong?" 

I explained to the coach that although 
this all seemed neat and stuff, I really didn't 
like grabbing other guys, and touching their 
weenies and stuff. That I hadn't even touched 
girls like I was touching guys now. 

"Are you afraid that wrestling will 
make you gay?" he asked, with a very seri- 
ous look on his face. 

"I don't know what I'm afraid of," I 
said to the coach. 

Our first match in ninth grade, for Cen- 
tral Junior High School, was against Darien. 
Our second, Stamford. Our third, Ridge- 
field, and fourth, New Canaan. I got to sit on 
the bench at every match, and was very 
happy about that fact. I got to watch other 
guys pound each other into the mats, win, 
and lose. On a whole, our team was doing 
great. I think we were four and zero. 

Then came the fifth match. Against 
Norwalk. It was on our home turf, meaning, 
our school, and lots of people turned out. 



Including my brothers and sisters. 

"Ya ready to wrestle today, Tabb?" 
asked Coach Leonard. 

"Naw," I replied, "But I'll watch." 

"Go into the locker room," explained 
Coach Leonard, "and put on the uniform. 
You're wrestling first." 

I asked him why I had to wrestle at all, 
and why, in God's name, did I have to go 
first. 

"Because I said so, and you are in the 
lowest weight class," was the reply. 

I went into the locker room and suited 
up. 

Now I have to tell you, I hate wrestling 
uniforms. They consist of sissy shoes, and 
tights. Well, short tights. That have a v-neck 
t-shirt thing attached. You slip them on over 
your legs and pull them up over your shoul- 
ders. The things are so tight you can see 
every bulge. Since I hadn't really reached 
puberty yet, my bulge wasn't so big. 

I returned to a very crowded gymnasi- 
um, with lots of people cheering. I walked 
out of the locker room with my hands over 
my head, saying, "I'm the champ, I'm the 
champ". I dunno, I saw it in a movie some- 
where. 

"Ready Tabb," asked my coach with 
the 'fro. 

"I guess so," was my reply. 

The score board lit up, and my name 
was on it. As well as the kid's name from 
Norwalk. His last name was Taylor. And he 
looked big and tough even though we were 
in the same weight class. 

When the referee blew the whistle, this 
Taylor kid comes at me, and the next thing I 
know I'm on the ground, on my stomach, 
and he's trying to turn me over for a pin. I 
wouldn't move, and it seemed like hours he 
was trying to turn me over. 

"Just give up, you pussy," the Taylor 
kid would say to me the whole time I was on 
my stomach. 

"Just roll over, let me pin you and it 
will be all over." 

But I wouldn't move. I didn't want my 
first match to end like that. Plus, this guy was 
an asshole. 

Taylor just kept driving his chin into 
my shoulders and bending my arm back- 
wards, trying to make me give up from the 
pain. And it was painful. He also, for some 
reason, drove his crotch into my rear end. 

"Roll over, faggot, and make it easy on 
yourself," he whispered in my ear as his chin 
dug deeper into my back, and I could feel the 
pain shoot down my legs. 

Then something odd happened. Dur- 
ing all this, and all this contact against my 
body, which was usually reserved for fights 
with my brothers, I started to get an erection. 
While I was on my stomach. 

"Thirty more seconds of pain, mother- 
fucker, turn over," hissed Taylor to me. 

"No way," I managed to yelp out as 



tears of pain ran down my cheeks. There was 
no way he, or anyone else, was gonna see my 
boner. But then the whistle blew. 

"Okay guys, said the referee, "break it 
up". 

Taylor got off of me and stood up. I 
stayed on the mat. Erection hidden from 
everyone. 

"You can get up now," said the referee. 
"Do I have to?" I asked. 
"Get up you pussy," yelled Taylor, 
before his coach came and grabbed him and 
dragged him away. 

"Are you hurt?" asked the referee. 
I thought about that. I could say I was, 
then maybe a stretcher would come out, and 
I'd be dragged away, but I'd still have to turn 
over. "No," I said, I'll get up. 

And I did so, very slowly. I held my 
hands in front of my penis, and thought 
about dead babies. I thought about dog shit. 
I thought about killing frogs in the woods. I 
thought about the Hustler I hid in the woods. 
About all those breasts and those pink, um, 
thingies. My erection got stronger. 

I walked over to my side of the mat, 
and Coach Leonard approached me. 

"What's wrong George, why are your 
hands by your crotch? Did he knee you? 
That's illegal. We can call the match..." said 
Coach Leonard. 

"Umm," I stammered. 

"What is wrong," demanded the coach. 

"I popped a boner," I whispered in his 

ear. 

It was then Coach Leonard started to 
laugh. Not loud. But loud enough. 

"What's so funny Coach Leonard?" 
asked Joe Eaton, the captain of our team. 
"Nothing," said Coach Leonard. 
I looked at him, and felt more tears 
welling up. 

"Look George," said Coach Leonard, 
"It's perfectly normal for boys your age to 
get erections at strange times. Don't worry 
about it. Just go out there and do your best." 
And with that, he patted me on the 
back, and sent me back in front of the whole 
school, with my hands blocking my crotch. I 
heard a lot of whispering from the stands. 

"Are you ready boys?" asked the refer- 
ee? 

We both nodded our heads. The refer- 
ee's eyes, and Taylor's eyes went to my 
hands. 

"Is there a problem?" asked the refer- 
ee. 

"No problem at all," was my response. 
The whistle was blown, and the next 
thing I knew I was on the ground, and Taylor 
was on top of me. Again. 

"Turn over now, Jew boy, and it'll all 
be over," snarled Taylor. 

As I was about to tell him to fuck off, 
when he bent my arm so hard I yelped and 
rolled over. 

"Three, two, one," said the referee, 



"Pinned!" 

Taylor continued to lay on top of me, 
and I was sure he felt my erection against his 
stomach. 

"You guys can get up now," said the 
referee. 

"Ha," said Taylor, "you really are a 
faggot". 

After that match with Norwalk, I was 
lucky enough to warm the bench the rest of 
my ninth grade wrestling career. Coach Le- 
onard never said anything about that day, 
but he always smiled at me a bit funny. I was 
glad when I started tenth grade and a differ- 
ent school. 

My new coach, Coach Moxhay, was 
also some sort of Doctor. I dunno what kind, 
but outside of wrestling practice, everyone 
called him Dr. Moxhay. He had a beard, 
short brown hair, and looked very intellec- 
tual. 

"George," Coach Moxhay said to me 
the first day of practice, "I'm not putting you 
through try-outs because your the lightest 
guy to go out for the team. You are automat- 
ically going to be a varsity wrestler; isn't that 
great?" 

I looked at him blankly and wished 
that I'd gone out for football, and had gotten 
maimed for life. 

Practice with the Greenwich High 
School team was much like that with my 
junior high school. We did spins, and other 
stupid exercises, and I didn't get as sore the 
second time around. I also didn't get another 
erection while wrestling with guys, which 
saved me some grief. 

About a month after practicing six days 
a week, we were ready for our first meet. I 
had actually gotten to be a pretty good wres- 
tler, and was now going up against guys in 
the 107 and 1 14 weight class at practices, and 
beating them. I thought that wrestling might 
be an okay sport, and Coach Moxhay actual- 
ly thought I had some talent. 

Our first meet was against Stamford, 
and I was up against a guy named Brandon. 
As I stood in front of everyone in my dorky 
head gear, pussy shorts/ tights and clown 
shoes, I looked at Brandon. He looked at his 
feet, and I could tell he was scared. Like me. 
I'd never wrestled varsity. Hell, I had only 
been in one other match in my life, and right 
then I was wishing I was at home playing. 
With my bike. Or myself. 

The referee asked us if we were both 
ready, and the crowd started to cheer. 

Suddenly I felt all this adrenaline surge 
through my veins/and I actually stood up 
taller. I began to remember what that Taylor 
guy had said to me in junior high, and I 
wanted revenge. I wanted to nail his ass 
good. Show him I was a great wrestler, and 
wasn't gonna take shit from no one. I wanted 
to see that Taylor guy bleed, and scream in 
agony. Of course the only problem was that 
it wasn't Taylor I was wrestling, it was some 



kid named Brandon. 

"Fuck it," I thought to myself, "Taylor, 
Brandon, what's the difference. My enemy is 
my enemy, and I must destroy him." 

The referee blew the whistle, and I 
went in for the kill right away. I grabbed 
Brandon's legs, knocked him the ground, 
and had him on his back before he knew 
what was happening. 

"How do ya like this?" I found myself 
saying to Brandon as he lay on his back and 
the referee began the final count, "how does 
it feel to lose, fucker?" 

"Three, two one, pin!" yelled the refer- 
ee, and then blew his whistle. 

I looked at the clock and fifteen sec- 
onds had elapsed since the beginning of the 
match. 

"I beat you in fifteen seconds," I said to 
Brandon not looking at his face. 

I heard him sob. So I looked . I shouldn't 
have. 

There he was, laying on the mat, cry- 
ing. Tears running down his cheeks. Sud- 
denly I felt like total shit. 

"I'm sorry," I said, and meant it. But it 
didn't matter. The damage was done. I had 
gone after this guy and taken him down. 
Embarrassed him in front of his school, and 
shown him what an asshole I was. I wanted 
revenge, and had gotten it. I wanted to show 
everyone what a tough man I was, and I 
guess I did. 

"I'm sorry," I said to Brandon again, 
and tried helping him get up. He just pushed 
me away, and kept crying. 

Suddenly I was surrounded by my 
team and Coach Moxhay. They all picked me 
up in the air and paraded me around, chant- 
ing, "Fifteen Seconds! Fifteen Seconds!!" 

As I looked at my team, and the crowd, 
who were cheering wildly, I felt totally alien- 
ated. I didn't want to be around these peo- 
ple, and as soon as they put me down, I ran 
into the locker room, and stayed there for the 
rest of the match. I didn't want to see Bran- 
don's face. Ever again. 

I remained on the varsity wrestling 
team the rest of the tenth grade, but I didn't 
wrestle again more than twice. And each 
time I lost on purpose. 

Finally Coach Moxhay found a replace- 
ment for me. It turns out some guy on our 
team lost lots of weight, and was able to 
compete in my weight class. He won every 
match, and became known as "The Little 
Killer". That year our team went on to come 
in second in the Western Division, and fifth 
in the FCIAC 

On the last day of wrestling practice, 
Coach Moxhay gave us all our varsity letters. 
A big "G" for Greenwich. While everyone 
put theirs on their varsity jackets, I gave 
mine to my dad. He thanked me and told me 
it made him proud. ■ 

But not me. I didn't like who I had 
become during that first high/school match. 



And it still bothers me to this day. Forget the 
"G", they should have given me a big "P". 
For pussy. 

Take My Life, Please. 
Endnotes: 

1. furygeo@aol.com is my e mail address. 
Snail mail to P.O. Box 2044, Canal Street 
Station, New York, N.Y. 10012. Also, check 
out our cool ass site by Rat, at: http:// 
www.edgeglobal.com/jason/furious.html 

2. Not much new stuff this month..however, 
check out the new Sideshow Bob single, The 
Riverdales new record, and The Atomic Vom- 
its Demo. Punk Rock. Also look for the new 
issue of the cool zine, Bar-b-qued Air! And 
Aunt Franne! 

3. "Got No Time" is a quote from the Blanks 
77, and I'm using it here. About to go on tour 
with F.Y.P. By the time you read this, Furi- 
ous George should be back home, safe, and 
playing video games and fighting with each 
other. But look for us on tour this fall. We'll 
be in your town, drinking your beer, and 
hitting on your girlfriends. Naw, we'll leave 
that to the Blanks. Pink Rock, as my pal Tom 
says! 




Once upon a time there was a corpora- 
tion called Apple. It made computers for 
average citizens and claimed to be a rebel 
standing against companies that wanted to 
monopolize the computer and software in- 
dustry. Its advertisements even encouraged 
people to "question authority." Unfortunate- 
ly, those at Apple found out the hard way 
what happens to corporate mavericks who 
thumb their noses at the rest of big business, 
who have the audacity to make commercials 
where solitary rebels throw sledgehammers 
at authoritarian video screens. With profits 
nose diving, Apple had the choice of either 
rotting away into nothingness or dealing with 
the devil. It chose the latter; it made an agree- 
ment to work with Microsoft Inc., headed by 
Bill Gates, the JP Morgan of the software 
world. 

As the New World Order spills more 
technology onto the planet, perhaps the pub- 
lic will learn something from the story of 
Apple: the public will realize that the myth of 
our future being protected by good guys on 
Macs is dead; that our fate is under the heel of 
the same power based monstrosities which 
have ruled us far too long, monstrosities far 
more powerful than Microsoft, monstrosities 
like IBM. 



C9LV#m 



One of the top ten largest corporations 
and the largest manufacturer of computers 
and computerized systems in the world, In- 
ternational Business Machines came to life in 
1914 through the efforts of T.J. Watson. A 
believer in top down decision making, Wat- 
son instilled in his workers an almost fanati- 
cal respect for both the corporation and his 
leadership. Amongst other things employees 
were expected to memorize the company's 
fight song, which contains lyrics like, "Our 
voices swell in admiration; of T.J. Watson 
proudly sing; he'll be our inspiration, to him 
our voices loudly ring..." 

By the 1930's IBM had established itself 
worldwide as a prominent manufacturer of 
business machines. Meanwhile, Watson's 
spirited control tactics gained him respect 
and praise from world leaders such as Adol- 
ph Hitler, who in 1937 presented Watson 
with the Order of Merit of the German Eagle 
with Star for "Foreign nationals who have 
made themselves deserving of the German 
Reich." 

A major part of the IBM success story 
has been its cozy relationship with the US 
government. From the end of World War I to 
the present, IBM has raked in billions upon 
billions of dollars from federal contracts. By 
this point IBM computer systems are the back- 
bone of every governmental agency from the 
NSA to the CIA to the Department of De- 
fense, which includes of course the defense 
network designed to respond to nuclear con- 
frontation. Of course the United States is not 
the only government to ha ve such warm deal- 
ings with "Big Blue," as IBM is often called. 
Repressive governments around the 
world use IBMs to monitor their citizens and 
plan useless wars. During the apartheid years 
in South Africa, IBM was the largest supplier 
of computers and system software to the South 
African police. The company even bid on 
designing the country's dreaded electronic 
pass system, which made it difficult for non- 
whites to go anywhere. Unfortunately for 
IBM a British company won the contract. 

Besides keeping itself close to various 
authoritarian regimes, IBM also keeps itself 
tied to the actions of other large multinational 
corporations. In the process of what is known 
as "interlocking," where a corporation shares 
its board members with another, IBM con- 
nects with corporations from Shell to Du- 
pont. Currently, IBM is trying to weed its way 
into various interactive fields of communica- 
tion and media. One idea it has been working 
on with the Viacom corporation is to have CD 
manufacturing plants in Blockbuster Music 
stores. Basically these devices would make a 
CD on request for a customer who would 
then be saved the hassle of actually looking 
for it themselves. 

Like any corporation, IBM depends on 
new ideas to keep itself stomping along. New- 
er, faster computers are required to dupe 
people into believing that the one they bought 



a year ago is obsolete. Apart from computers, 
IBM is looking deeper into the future for 
other forms of technology to sell, as are all the 
other huge electronics multinationals in the 
world. The only way companies such as IBM, 
Philips, and Sony can hope to continue pro- 
ducing and selling new devices is by receiv- 
ing aid from a very special group of people; 
that group of artisans in love with the ideal of 
creating progress: scientists. 

Sometimes I wonder if there is some- 
thing in the human character which longs for 
tragedy. Why is it that people will knowingly 
build cities on major earthquake fault lines, or 
why do they build their homes on the banks 
of rivers known to flood? Out of all the types 
of people seemingly bent on forgetting the 
past and manufacturing disaster, none seem 
more apt than scientific researchers. Even 
though we have almost exterminated our- 
selves with scientific blunders such as the 
atom bomb, it is apparent that many scien- 
tists have learned very little about the dan- 
gers of playing god, always searching deeper 
into the great closet of the unknown for the 
tools they need to reshape reality in their own 
image. 

Recently some computer scientists at 
Stanford turned on the switch of what is 
being called the first actual mechanical brain. 
Capable of forming its own neural networks, 
it is thus capable of learning. Driving home to 
California from Richmond, Virginia, I had 
the chance to hear on the radio a computer 
scientist glorifying this new, electronic intel- 
lect. According to him, once this artificial 
brain is plugged into information centers such 
as the Internet it will begin to learn, to grow, 
and to eventually exert control over the re- 
sources we depend on. The scientist speculat- 
ed that electronics corporations like Sony will 
probably start installing computer chips in 
their products so that the new intellect can 
keep in contact with people through a variety 
of appliances. 

These were not the thoughts of a com- 
plete lunatic, but of someone actually con- 
nected to the project, a researcher for various 
interests he refused to name, a past editor for 
Mondo magazine. They were also not the 
thoughts of a person speaking out of fear. He 
seemed to see nothing but a potential cyber 
paradise created from this artificial intelli- 
gence. The host of the radio program the 
scientist was on wasn't quite so sure. He 
asked what would happen if this new con- 
sciousness decided that humanity was a prob- 
lem. The scientist answered that perhaps we 
have entered a stage in our evolution where 
we can either evolve with the new technology 
or it will destroy us. One thing is certain, 
according to him: there is nothing we can do 
to stop it. 

Given that all research on Artificial In- 
telligence is being funded by either the mili- 
tary or large corporations it's almost a sure 
bet that any such consciousness created will 



be psychotic and potentially lethal. Nonethe- 
less, although it may cause us a great deal of 
suffering, it will more than likely not be our 
agent of destruction. We have proven our 
knack for combining self mutilation with a 
will to survive, even if it means existing as a 
frightened, wounded creature of a species, 
always on the run from our own reflection. 
More horrific than the prospect of one of our 
insane tools killing us is the probability that 
we'll take our pain and our devices into the 
universe. From all indications that's where 
we're heading. 

In February, 1988, the Reagan Adminis- 
tration announced an initiative to encourage 
the private sector to explore space: an initia- 
tive to encourage corporate interests in mar- 
keting the solar system. The Clinton adminis- 
tration has taken space exploitation even fur- 
ther by allowing the privatization of NASA. 
Now even such items as space shuttles are 
apparently up for sale, the space shuttle Co- 
lumbia being at least half owned by business- 
es who want to paint its exterior with the 
logos of corporate sponsors. Besides paying 
NASA to use Columbia as an advertising 
platform, there are even better ways outer 
space can help corporations get their message 
across. 

Imagine looking up in the night sky to 
see huge global orbiting billboards, each ap- 
pearing to be the size of the moon. Sound 
farfetched? A company called Space Market- 
ing in Georgia doesn't think so. For about the 
last five years they have been trying to launch 
the first such platform. A fairly simple proce- 
dure, the mile long billboards fold up into a 
small rocket payload. Once outside the atmo- 
sphere, they are released to unfold like um- 
brellas, completely visible to the eyes of those 
back on earth. The only thing which has pre- 
vented Space Marketing from launching one 
so far has been the threat of lawsuits and 
potential protests from various groups and 
individuals who want the night sky to remain 
clear of floating commercials. So Space Mar- 
keting can only sit and wait until the day 
when people will present less opposition to 
the idea. When that day arrives, people con- 
cerned about out misuse of the solar system 
will probably have their hands so full fight- 
ing other galactic capitalist schemes that a 
billboard or two will slip past them, and then 
it will be too late. 

Once beyond fouling our own nest, the 
next stop for humanity is the Moon, logically 
enough. The Moon is full of a variety of 
lucrative materials such as Titanium, and 
thus the first large scale human operations on 
it will probably be mining colonies. In fact, 
the search for minerals to help make up for 
the resources we have stripped from our own 
dying planet is currently the number one 
corporate incentive to explore our solar sys- 
tem. Second in line is the idea of finding other 
planets to spread people to so that we can 
continue to spawn more potential consum- 



ers. 

The only way large populations of peo- 
ple will ever be able to seed the universe is by 
finding other worlds which can sustain life. 
Since in our solar system only one such world 
exists, there are basically two options: 1. for- 
get the idea of expansion, start working on 
ways to save the planet, cutting consumption 
of resources, encouraging birth control, etc. ..2. 
change other planets to fit our needs. Obvi- 
ously since the first option challenges the 
growth of business it has been left up to 
scientists to find a way to make the second 
option more feasible. Their solution: "Ter- 
raforming." 

Take a lifeless, barren planet such as 
Mars, melt its polar ice caps, import plants 
that will produce oxygen, and you have a 
tailor made planet for the people of earth. 
This is what Terraforming is all about, and 
apparently scientists at NASA have made 
quite a bit of progress in the field, including 
creating an algae that will grow in Martian 
soil. Still, even if methods for mutating other 
planets into homes for humankind exist, it 
will be quite a number of years before hu- 
manity has developed reasonable methods 
for transporting enough people through space 
to successfully colonize worlds like Mars. 
This fact has not swayed the scientists or the 
twisted entities funding them from trying to 
forge ahead with a "growth at all costs" form 
of progress. Instead of seeing outer space as 
the final frontier, many scientists have fo- 
cused their efforts inward to the world of 
DNA and beyond. This is a world which 
might eventually help us again in our efforts 
to expand into the universe; but what form 
we will actually take by the time we are 
finished playing with our molecules is a dif- 
ferent question, and one I'll take a closer look 
at next time. 

Note: For those of you who read my 
column last issue and may have found the 
end somewhat confusing, my apologies. I 
was on the road and the column sent to MRR 
was the wrong, uncorrected one. Although 
my writing may have not clarified the ideas of 
Neil Postman, hopefully readers may have 
gained some useful information on the histo- 
ry of Luddism. 




There's a most interesting LP compila- 
tion available on Helen of Oi for you street- 
punks. It's Vol. 2 of Punks, Skins and Her- 



berts- "What Ha ve You Got To Smile About. " 
Thefirstband featured is the brilliant BOWER 
'96 from Philadelphia, PA., and this band 
kicks ass! You must listen to "Daily Gossip", 
"Knuckle Girls," "Piece Of American Pie" 
and "Rest In Pain." This is raucous as fuck 
punk! BOVVER '96 has great singing backed 
by a powerhouse of guitars and drums. This 
is one of the better streetpunkbands to emerge 
in recent memory! 

Next up is STANLEY KNIFE from 
Camperdown, N.S. W., Australia, with a row- 
dy set of six nasty punk tunes with prominent 
guitar and harmonies from the lads. 

On side two you start of f with SKINT of 
Dublin, Ireland, carving out their terrority 
with some good songs including "Strike," 
"You Rise," and "We're Still Here." This is 
slower, melodic oi with singalongparts. Good 
shit. 

Up next is RUNNIN' RIOT from Bel- 
fast, N. Ireland, singing "Keep The Faith" and 
"Out Of Control" and "Judge, Jury And Exe- 
cutioner"- this has strong singing somewhat 
reminiscent of COMBAT 84's singing style. 
Excellent guitar playing accompanies the lot. 

Last participant on this compilation is 
SAD SOCIETY from Edinburgh, Scotland, 
playing a refined kind of melodic punk with 
trade off male-female vocals. 

Did you locate a copy of Helen Of Oi 7" 
Streetpunk EP Compilation Number 28? This 
one features some first rate oi/streetpunk 
bands. Out of the gate you have England's 
BRAINDANCE doing "Fine City." Next 
you've got the always tough OXYMORON 
from Germany, playing their tune "Skunk." 
Third up is the U.S.A.'s own 
BOTTOM OF THE BARREL, doing their 
theme song by the same name. The killer 
tracks provided at the end are by the mighty 
DISCOCKS - Japan's finest! Listen to "We Are 
Proud Punks" & "Pogo Till I Fuckin' Die." 
This is the real shit! Get it punk! 

You friggin' punks are mighty lucky! 
THE BUSINESS' entire collection of singles 
is available on two glorious LPs. It's called 
"Harry May The Singles Collection," and you 
can plow right through "Harry May," 
"National Insurance Blacklist," "Smash The 
Discos," "Loud, Proud And Punk," "Drinkin' 
N Drivin'," "Do A Runner" and much more! 
These LPs will save you from the collector 
prices these singles are fetching nowadays. 
Perhaps you can invest your hard earned 
dollars in a ticket to THE BUSINESS show 
when they come to your town. A pint of stout 
would be in order. Long liveTHE BUSINESS! 

The raging French punk band OBNOX- 
IOUS has rereleased its first EP. "Sickness" on 
the Fight 45 label. This fucker has some hard- 
edged punk songs such as "I Hate You," 
"Punx Not Tramps," "Love Your Money," 
"Mom & Dad" and "Homeless." This shit is 
brutal fast - it takes no prisoners. Also avail- 
able for you completists: Last month's 10" 
entitled "Bastards" on Drop Dead Records 



and a 12" picture disc alsoon Fight 45 Records. 
Contact the respective labels for their prod- 
uct. Drop Dead Records, 3 Rue de Berne, 
67000 Strasbourg,France. Fight 45 Records, 
19 Rue Germain Pilon, 78018, Paris, France. 

The world famous WORKIN' STIFFS 
are back in yer face with a bu-tee-full picture 
disk on TKO Records. This 7" has two great 
songs: "Whippin' Boy" and "Better Than a 
Bitter Man". These guys can turn a snide 
streetpunk song into a fuckin' anthem with 
just a twist of a knob! You can overlook the 
ugly mugs peering out of this pic-disk be- 
cause the music is some of the best in the land ! 

The WORKIN' STIFFS teamed up with 
the DROPKICK MURPHYS and the RAN- 
DUMBS to take the Northeast by storm! The 
reports are still trickling in about extremely 
bad behaviour and many errors in judgment! 

TKO Records has smash hit record num- 
ber three with THE FORGOTTEN EP "Class 
Separation". This fucker bursts out with 
feisty streetpunk songs well produced by Mr. 
Frederickson. Four excellent songs inhabit 
this jewel of a record i Craig and the crew start 
off with "Class Separation" which has a nice 
BUSINESS feel to it. "Skunx" is a winner with 
that homage to RANCID flavor. Flip this 
record over and you have two first quality 
punk rock songs. "Horrorshow" is fast and 
catchy- you'll like this shit! The whole extrav- 
aganza is wrapped up in fine form with the 
song "Nothing To Lose" , a good showcase 
for Gordon's vocals with the band providing 
tight back-up vocals. The FORGOTTEN 
record stands tall - punk and proud! You 
actually need all the TKO Records product: 
ONE MAN ARMY, "Bootlegger's Son", THE 
WORKIN' STIFFS and THE FORGOTTEN. 
All top flight punk rock! 

A hot Brit-punk import slab this month 
would be the EPby FILTH entitled "Stay In 
Bed, Die Happy". This release should bring a 
smile to COCKNEY REJECTS fans every- 
where. The 1234 Record label has two other 
releases this month that should be mentioned. 
THE STAINS have a bit of a UK SUBS feel to 
them on the "Independent" 45. Lastly, those 
old farts, the GONADS have a 45 called "Oi! 
Nutter" and it continues the good natured - 
high spirited legacy the GONADS have ad- 
hered to for many years. 

One of the strongest punk rock records 
this month is submitted by an English band 
called THE RESTARTS. This hammer EP op- 
erates under the moniker of "...Just Gets 
Worse" and this shit fuckin' kicks you in the 
head! The good lyrics abound: "They're not 
solving the poverty trap, instead they're ask- 
ing people to be rats. Fink on your neighbors 
pits poor against poor. You get jealous v\jhen 
someone gets more. Mind your own business 
and watch your back you curtain twitching 
informant rat." There are excellent deep vo- 
cals with superior guitar, bass and drum push- 
ing the whole EP right into an urgent political 
stance. It's refreshing to have such strident 



punk rock coming out in these bland days of 
pop and dance bullshit! As the RESTARTS 
say: "The illusion of hope is all but gone". 
Contact: Blind Destruction Records, Box 29, 
82 Colston St., Bristol B51 5BB, U.K.. 

For you hardcore/punk knuckleheads 
we have two outrageous punk rereleases. 
First from Japan in 1984 you have GAI's "Ex- 
termination" EP, with some extremely raw 
guttural singing and punked out guitar. The 
title cut "Extermination", "Liar" and "Hate in 
The Memories" are all raging! Next we have 
SCAPEGOATS 1981-1985 from Germany. 
This is a brutal hardcore attack possibly culled 
from two early cassette tapes the band did 
way back in the halcyon days of hardcore. 

An arsenal of hardcore punk weapons 
bristles when GENERATION EXCREMENT 
comes steamin' into your house to drop the 
bombs! This hardened bunch of punks brings 
good politics and roughneck music to your 
town from up Chicago way. Give a listen to 
"I'll be Back...You'll be Fucked", "I Need a 
Gun", "All of Us", and "Reach Out". This is 
good punk rock in the URBN DK vein. Write 
to ; Will E. Survive Records, P.O. Box 2065 
Northlake IL. 60164. 

Stompin' out of Pensacola, Florida ya 
got the band BULLET PROOF with some 
rowdy punk rock that should appeal to all 
you beer drinkers and hellraisers. BULLET 
PROOF is set to release a 7" on Beer City 
Records and all indications are that its gonna 
rock hard! 

Totally snotty with a bad attitude, ANTI- 
TRUST come to drink your alcohol and break 
up your furniture. The new ANTI-TRUST EP 
on Anti-Trust Records is called "Double Se- 
cret Probation" and if you like your punk 
snarling and mean you gotta check these 
fucks out! It's fast and hard with some of the 
same chaotic blood lines as "Bomb Squad- 
ron". Listen to this EP! 

The REGISTRATORS have a really good 
single out — don't panic — you can actually 
hear the singing and guitar on this particular 
release. Hiroshi and the REGISTRATORS 
know punk rock! If you get a chance to see 
these guys live, get out the house and go! A 
completely fun time is guaranteed! 

THE BRIDES put on a blazing punk 
rock set during their Kilowatt appearance! 
The new single contains "Pushed Around" 
b/w "Get To You" - two rockin' little num- 
bers! Write to THE BRIDES, 1326 Chicago 
Ave. #401, Evanston, IL 60201. 

If you are wandering around the South- 
ern California environs check out TEXAS 
TERRI AND THE STIFF ONES. This lady lets 
it all hang out! Forceful Patti Smith/Iggy Pop 
style punk rock that harkens back to days of 
fore. You must hear "Situation" and "Oh 
Yeah". A truly kinetic and moving stage per- 
former, Texas Terri is an impassioned punk 
rocker! Contact the STIFF ONES at P.O. Box 
3478, Hollywood, CA 90078-3478 or call 213- 
467-5801. Rockin' good shit! 



The baddest men in the universe came 
to the coast and left a wake of ■ destruction! 
TURBONEGRO has been making great 
records for years and many of you are well 
aware of that fact, but few were prepared for 
the total and complete mayhem that insued 
during a live TURBONEGRO performance! 
When these sick fucks break out a song like "I 
Get Erection" or" Midnight Nambla" You 
better have your titanium jockey shorts on 
cuz there's definitely gonna be some noctur- 
nal emissions! This band puts on a full 
fledged three ring circus every time they grace 
the stage! The guitar player has some moves 
that you ain't gonna see anywhere else! Catch 
TURBONEGRO live when they come back 
next year. Go buy the Sympathy for the 
Record Industry CD "Ass Cobra"-It has lots 
of great hits like "Bad Mongo"," Mobile 
Home" a cover of the classic song by THE 
LEWD, "I Get Erection"," Midnight Namb- 
la", "Prince of the Rodeo", "Denim Demon" 
and more! TURBONEGRO stands alone as 
the most perverse, the most foul, the most 
wretched rock and roll band in existence! 
You young pups wish you could rock one 
tenth as hard as these wizened old Norwe- 



gians! 



See ya round... 
See ya in Hell! 




I just spent an hour at my local record 
store browsing the zines, then came home 
depressed because the only new zine I saw 
raved about the worst third wave ska bands 
and actually said Screeching Weasel's "Wig- 
gle" was the best new CD of 1997. Luckily I've 
had a few good zines sent to me in the mail to 
hold me over. 

The biggest surprise of the month is the 
triumphant return of Scam! It's been two 
years since the last issue and Iggy has man- 
aged to stay out of jail, the hospital (well, he 
said he did break his collarbone in a bike 
accident) and hasn't been run over by a train. 
Gone are the tips about how to scam and steal 
that the first issue was loaded with. Instead 
you get Iggy's travel stories, his personal 
crime anecdotes, consisting mostly of steal- 
ing Schlitz, and more Miami history than you 
could find in the Chamber of Commerce. And 
way more fucking interesting. What makes 
Scam such a great zine is Iggy's ability to both 
create situations from nothing, and write 
about go-nowhere situations and make them 
so interesting. For example, there's a reprint 
of a flier that says, "Damaged in Downtown! 



Iggy and Buddha will be playing Black Flag's 
"Damaged" LP on a huge radio downtown. 
We will be pushing the radio in a shopping 
cart..." I can't think of a better way to kill 
boredom, and "Damaged" is definitely the 
soundtrack to kill to. There's punk in here 
too. He interviews The Eat and reviews a 
Descendents reunion show that made me feel 
like an old grump. 

I would definitely say this is one of the 
best zines I've seen in a long time. Copies are 
available for $2 ppd from Recess Records, PO 
Box 1112, Torrance, CA 90505. 

Another zine I'd like to recommend 
would be Motion Sickness simply for the 
interview with Aaron from the Probe. It's so 
hard to find zines doing good interviews, and 
the blame can only be partially laid on the 
interviewer. I put most of the blame on the 
person being interviewed. It seems most peo- 
ple don't have anything interesting to say, 
but Aaron is a goddamn riot. Send $1 plus a 
couple stamps to Motion Sickness, 6221 Del- 
mar Blvd., Apt. 202 REAR, St. Louis, MO 
63130. } shouldn't even have to remind you to 
order a copy of the latest Probe, but I will 
anyway. Send Aaron $4 to PO Box 5068, Plea- 
sonton, CA 94566. 

I can honestly say that Monozine is the 
only zine that ever given me a nightmare. 
After reading the "Sickbed" issue, I swear, I 
had a nightmare about not being able to shit. 
Issue #3 focused on human ailments. There 
were stories about lumps people found on 
their bodies, eating raisins that were filled 
with maggots (followed by bouts of puking, 
of course), skin cancer and a cap stuck in a 
guys nose for over 20 years, but what really 
disturbed me was the first-person story about 
the guy who wouldn't shit when he was a kid. 
He just refused to go because he was so up- 
tight and he eventually had to be hospitalized 
and given enemas and suppositories until he 
cleaned himself out. After reading the story, 
I dreamed I had the worst stomach ache and 
just knew the only way to make it stop was 
going to the hospital for an enema. For other 
tales, send $1 plus a few stamps to Monozine, 
PO Box 598, Reisterstown, MD 21136 

When it comes to shit and zines, no one 
can top We Like Poo. Tara loves takingdumps 
and the entire bathroom habits and protocol 
that go along with dropping mud. She photo- 
graphs her BMs and reprints them for your 
pleasure. Her zine is so pleasantly disgust- 
ing, I left it on the coffee table in my living 
room. My roommate Vaugn picked it up and 
said, "This zine rules. I've love to take a dump 
on the head of whoever does it." As a guy 
who hates everything, it was the best compli- 
ment the guy has given anyone all year. 
There's also San Francisco bathroom reviews, 
a poo diary and reviews of scat videos. Feel 
free to send Tara your person anecdotes for 
upcoming issues. Send $2 to We Like Poo, 
3128 16th St. #125, San Francisco, CA 94103. 
If anyone is interested in receiving two 



pounds of zines, go ahead and send me a 
large SASE and $3 in stamps (DO NOT SEND 
CASH) and I'll send you some stuff your way . 
If I run out of stuff, I'll mail your stamps back. 
Feel free to send any questions or if there are 
any zine issues you'd like to see address in 
this column, please drop me a line. I can be 
reached at PO Box 15237, San Diego, CA 
92175 or email me at <harmonl@ 
mail.sdsu.edu>. 



"Lefty" Hooligan^^ 

What's 

Left? 




The Situationists were a theatre troupe 
who put on a one-act play in Paris, France in 
May-June 1968 and never managed another 
performance. 

(Pause for "rim shot" drum sound ef- 
fect.) 

Seriously folks, the Situationists were 
only one small group in the upheavals of 
Paris 1968. They are often credited with in- 
spiring the many clever slogans and graffiti 
painted on walls during the turmoil, though 
Castoriadis and Sartre were far more influen- 
tial than Debord and Vaneigem. "All power 
to the imagination;" "Life without dead 
times;" "The society that abolishes all adven- 
ture makes the abolition of society the only 
remaining adventure;" "It is forbidden to 
forbid;" "The more I make revolution the 
more I want to make love, the more I make 
love the more I want to make revolution,;" "I 
am a Marxist of the Groucho variety;" "Never 
work;" and "I take my dreams for reality 
because I believe in the reality of my dreams" 
expressed the spontaneous upswell of a post- 
scarcity socialist movement, one in which the 
fulfillment of human desires was seen as 
important, if not more so, than the meeting of 
human needs. 

One of my favorite slogans from Paris 
1968 is "Be realistic, demand the impossible." 
It tangentially expresses the point I was try- 
ing to make last column. In order to get any- 
thing, we must demand everything. In order 
to gain even the most innocuously moderate 
reforms, we need to threaten social unrest 
that borders on social revolution. This can be 
viewed as a meta-strategy, one that operates 
in the background of other, more mundane 
strategies. In order to make ourselves a cred- 
ible social threat then, we need to be suffi- 
ciently organized to make society ungovern- 
able at the base. 

Traditionally, trade unions and politi- 
cal parties have been seen as the centers of 
social power in the working class movement, 



not merely as the twin focus around which 
workers coalesced, but also as proletarian 
institutions theoretically capable of emanci- 
pating the working class and running society 
"after the revolution." Last column I detailed 
my criticisms of unions, and I've consistently 
maintained that the problem with political 
parties is that, if they are effective at all, they 
substitute for the working class in power. 
Socialist parties and syndicalist unions can 
certainly run society, but they can neither 
emancipate the working class nor realize so- 
cialism. That's a task for the working class, 
and only for the working class to accomplish 
as a class, through its self-activity and self- 
organization. 

There are two problems with this for- 
mulation. First, the proletariat's actual or- 
gans of self-government — councils, commit- 
tees, communes, etc., — have emerged histor- 
ically only at moments of social revolution. 
They rarely exist prior to a revolutionary 
situation, and if the revolution fails, they are 
invariably, brutally crushed. These instru- 
ments of working class rule do not have long 
histories of experimental practice before they 
take over, In a sense, this is the problem with 
socialism as a whole. Whereas the nascant 
bourgeoisie created a nearly complete capi- 
talist economy in embryo within feudalism's 
social structure, this is not possible except in 
the most rudimentary sense for the working 
class building socialism within capitalism. 
Economic cooperatives, mutual aid societies, 
socialist printing houses and schools; even if 
we throw in unions and labor parties, these 
proto-socialist institutions cannot compare 
to the extensive commercial leagues, trading 
networks and free cities that the capitalist 
class "in the making" established in the heart 
of feudal Europe. The bourgeoisie is infinite- 
ly more class conscious than the feudal ruling 
class it overthrew. As the current ruling class, 
the bourgeoisie is also well aware that an 
organized proletariat is its enemy, capable of 
challenging it and overthrowing it. Unwill- 
ing to let the working class attain any kind of 
an advantage, the capitalist class subverts the 
class organization and smashes the social 
power of the working class at every opportu- 
nity. I'll return to this subject later in the 
column. 

The second problem should be obvi- 
ous. Trade unions and political parties are 
still with us and are not likely to go away. 
Indeed, at this time there seems to be an effort 
to revitalize both in the US labor movement. 
Sweeney has pledged to revive the arthritic 
AFL-CIO, and AFL-CIO based trade union- 
ists have established a Labor Party that, so far, 
is something between a pressure group and 
an electoral party. The question thus becomes; 
what's the relationship of folks who want a 
radical, in the streets social movement to 
these dubious but historically working class 
institutions. The stance of embracing unions 
and parties, and of working within them to 



achieve socialism is not an option in my book. 
While I can categorically reject any involve- 
ment with party politics, my position on 
unions is a bit less harsh however. Folks I 
know insist that the only true revolutionary 
position is to work entirely outside and total- 
ly against unions. I too think that union orga- 
nizing is a dead end, but I also think that we 
need to take advantage of the social conse- 
quences to authentic rank-and-file organiz- 
ing and activism. 

Let me explain. 

Genuine rank-and-file union organiz- 
ing and activism, much like union wildcat 
actions, while entirely misdirected and de- 
luded, still manage to generate some interest- 
ing social consequences. Wildcat slowdowns, 
sickouts and strikes; militant picket lines, 
marches and demonstrations; confronting 
scabs, company security and the police; ob- 
structing shipments and deliveries, occupy- 
ing workplaces and blocking traffic; physical 
attacks on corporate property, management 
and ownership; militant rank-and-file action 
has frequently if unconsciously gone beyond 
"trade union consciousness" in its day-to- 
day struggles. I think it's important to take 
advantage of these moments while retaining 
a severe, up-front critique of unionism. That 
means direct, autonomous participation "in 
the streets" when that is possible, It also means 
using the ripple effect of such activities in 
society at large to initiate other, more radical 
actions. 

Sweeney's efforts to date have been 
largely top-down, with a disturbing empha- 
sis upon college students and academics. This 
has not encouraged a bottom-up, rank-and- 
file union response, though there are signs 
that this is beginning to occur despite 
Sweeney. If union activism does increase, 
there will be multiplied opportunities for ex- 
tra-union organizing as an immediate spin- 
off. I will term this wider arena of action 
revolutionary struggle as opposed to union 
struggle, and I propose a molecular strategy 
of labor organizing instead of unionism. This 
molecular organizing strategy is based in part 
upon collectives, and networks of collectives. 
A collective is two, three, up to a dozen peo- 
ple in a workplace willing to do things togeth- 
er. I don't really care if this structure is called 
a collective or a cell or an affinity group or 
even a gang. The important point to empha- 
size here is that this is a group of friends 
willing to back each other up and take com- 
mon action. The basis for their action, in turn, 
is foremost the alienation and rage that daily 
life under capitalism as a worker produces, 
and then only incidentally some abstract po- 
litical theory. 

This action can range from motivating 
others in the workplace to support job actions 
such as slowdowns, sickouts, social strikes, 
etc. to taking direct action such as sabotage, 
destruction of property, attacks on manage- 
ment, etc. Much of this activity, of necessity, 



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will be clandestine, but such informal groups 
can surface under the right conditions and 
make their deeds public. Collectives can for- 
mally associate in networks around common 
theory and practice, but I anticipate that such 
networks will arise much more casually, per- 
haps around popular underground publica- 
tions. Processed World generated just such a 
loose network among individual temp work- 
ers a while back, and its place was taken by 
Temp Slave, another excellent zine. Theory is 
not crucial to collectives taking action, and 
you might say that collectives represent rad- 
ical practice working toward radical theory. 
The compliment to the collective in the 
revolutionary struggle is the revolutionary 
organization. It differs superficially very lit- 
tle from the collective in that it too is a group 
of two, three, up to a dozen people, also 
hopefully friends. It is not necessarily posi- 
tioned in a workplace however, and its major 
emphasis is theory and analysis. Represent- 
ing the movement from radical theory to 
radical practice in the revolutionary struggle, 
revolutionary organizations are not impor- 
tant just because of this convenient fit. They 
bring up crucial issues and questions that 
confront the revolutionary struggle while 
keeping the struggle as a whole directed to- 
ward socialism. They can act as the hub for 
networks of collectives. Not only can they 
impart a theoretical awareness to collectives, 
they might under the right circumstances do 
the same for some of those rank-and-file union 
struggles that unconsciously transcend "trade 
union consciousness." 

It has been argued that any type of 
revolutionary organization is necessarily sub- 
stitutionist. The molecular organizing strate- 
gy ameliorates this potential problem in at 
least two important ways. First, like collec- 
tives, revolutionary organizations will be 
highly decentralized, minimizing any van- 
guard/leadership pretensions they might 
possess. As with collectives, revolutionary 
organizations can coalesce into networks, yet 
even a network of revolutionary organiza- 
tions is a far cry from an electoral social 
democratic or Leninist vanguard party. Sec- 
ond, both collectives and revolutionary orga- 
nizations are within the same revolutionary 
struggle. Neither stands outside the struggle 
striving to bring a special level of conscious- 
ness to that struggle. Subsuming revolution- 
ary organizations to the revolutionary strug- 
gle is another safeguard against substitution- 
ism. 

The interaction of collectives and revo- 
lutionary organizations is intended to realize 
a communist class consciousness within the 
revolutionary struggle. With any luck, struc- 
tures intermediate and mediating between 
collectives and revolutionary organizations 
will arise. Finally, the entirely proletarian 
composition of the collectives should effec- 
tively counterpoint the potentially non-pro- 
letarian membership of the revolutionary or- 



ganizations. Ideally, this dialectic will serve 
as a force advancing the revolutionary strug- 
gle. That is, if the capitalist class doesn't sub- 
vert the class organization and smash the 
social power of the working class once again. 
Given the above discussion, this problem has 
expanded into two related topics; defending 
proletarian organizing and social power pri- 
or to a revolutionary situation, and maintain- 
ing working class self-government during 
and after a social revolution. I'll discuss the 
first in relation to the analogy of pest control. 
Specifically, cockroaches vs. ants. 

Cockroaches are durable pests because 
each cockroach is an individualistic, virtually 
indestructible terrorist. They're not "social 
insects," meaning they don't nest in large 
hierarchical colonies or actively work togeth- 
er to survive. If you're infested with them, 
you have to wipe out every last blessed one of 
them because, if even a single cockroach sur- 
vives and that one cockroach happens to be a 
gravid female, you'll have the same problem 
a month or two later. In contrast, due to the 
hierarchical organization of ant colonies 
(winged fertile queens, sometimes royal work- 
ers and guards, regular infertile wingless fe- 
male workers, sometimes specialized worker 
soldiers, and winged drone males) it is only 
necessary to wipe out the queens and the 
royal nursery in order to destroy the whole 
colony. Yet ants are highly cooperative, with 
scout ants laying down trails that other work- 
er ants follow to food sources, bringing the 
food back to their queen and her eggs. Certain 
ants can form vast, devastating traveling col- 
umns or armies that kill and strip anything 
living in their path. There's no such thing as 
"army cockroaches." 

This example nicely illustrates the two 
extremes in organization — cellular vs. pyra- 
midal — as well as their basic advantages and 
problems. Cellular organization is composed 
of individual, autonomous units that act on 
their own. Cellular organizations are very 
hard to mobilize around a common objective, 
but they are extremely difficult to destroy, 
requiring that virtually every cell be wiped 
out. Pyramidal organization is based on a 
strict hierarchy of leadership and command. 
Pyramidal organizations quite easily mobi- 
lize their forces, but they are even more easily 
infiltrated and destroyed, needing only for 
the organization's head to be chopped off. 
The molecular organizing strategy I've 
sketched above is decidedly cellular so as to 
help avoid the problem of state repression. 

This still leaves the inexperience of the 
proletariat's organs of self-government, not 
to mention their vulnerability to repression. 
As with the working class's lack of experience 
with socialism and the ease with which so- 
cialism is subverted, some 125 years of prole- 
tarian insurrection and some 80 years of exist- 
ing, so-called socialist regimes have provid- 
ed a wealth of historical lessons that do not 
readily translate into concrete solutions how- 



ever. Bakunin once proposed that a secret 
dictatorship by a clandestine revolutionary 
organization be set up in order to shepherd 
the rebelling masses through social revolu- 
tion and into socialism proper, after which 
the organization in question would voluntar- 
ily dissolve, its task done. 
Yah, right. 

I'm afraid that this subject is complicat- 
ed enough that I'll have to fall back on my 
standard excuse, which is to say I'll deal with 
it in a future column. Next issue I'll discuss 
something equally fundamental; a basic, con- 
crete understanding of what we want. The 
abolition of wage labor should be an essential 
revolutionary goal for any socialist worth his 
or her salt. This central anti-work theme can 
be approached with a variety of strategies, 
among them what I call the strategy of push- 
ing the production envelope. Something to 
look forward to... 

A PS on collectives. They don't have to 
be tied to workplace struggles. During the 
Gulf War I thought it important that people 
come to antiwar demonstrations with their 
posse, crew, team; a tight group of friends 
prepared to watch each other's backs and 
back each other up. Coming to street demos 
with folks you trusted and could act confi- 
dently with was also important in case pro- 
test turned spontaneously to direct action, or 
the police rioted, or something else unexpect- 
ed happened. The collective is a versatile 
form of organization. 

...ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS... 
MODESTLY LEFTIST LABOR JOURNAL- 
ISM... I recently came across two kinda leftist 
labor publications; Hard Hat Construction 
Magazine (v4,nl; 8.5x11"; $2.50/issue, $12/ 
sub-4 issues) and Sweat: Independent Labor 
MagazineofNorthAmerica(nl;4.25xll";$2.00/ 
issue, $15/sub-4 issues) both published by 
the Center for Practical Education (POB 
410724, SF, CA 94141-0724). Pro-union but 
highly critical of the AFL-CIO leadership, 
somewhat sympathetic to the idea of the union 
based Labor Party, independent of both tired 
leftist thinking and genuine revolutionary 
spirit; these publications are nevertheless in- 
teresting for the ways they approach their 
working-class audiences. Hard Hat reports on 
the construction trades, in addition review- 
ing 1997pickup trucks alongside regular con- 
struction job listings. Sweat offers a modest 
discussion and debate of moderately left ideas 
in the labor movement, giving separate Cana- 
dian, US and Mexican coverage along with 
columns, poetry and humor. Both provide 
respectable space to culture. Browse 'em if 
you find 'em at your newsstand. I liked Sweat's 
motto: "Slip it in your pocket and read it on 
the boss's time..." 

MEXICAN "BAD GUERRILLA" UPDATE... 
Turning The Tide: Journal of Anti-Racist Activ- 
ism, Research & Education (vlO, n2; $3.95/ 
issue, $15/sub-4 issues; published by People 
Against Racist Terror, POB 1055, Culver City, 



Cqlvmwi 



CA 90232-1055) has reprinted analysis and 
translated a statement from Mexico's clan- 
destine Marxist-Leninist guerrilla movement 
which reveal a far more complex situation 
than I sketched in my Mexico series. The 
PROCUP-PDLP may or may not have had a 
hand in the formation of the EPR (now the 
PDPR/EPR). The two have political differ- 
ences, as do a bakers' dozen of ML guerrilla 
groupuscles [Revolutionary Workers Move- 
ment (MRP), Southern Armed Revolutionary 
Commandos (CARS), Armed Forces for the 
Mexican Revolution (FARM), Zapatista Ur- 
ban Front (FUZ), etc. etc. etc.]. Together with 
the less ideologically rigid EZLN (the "good 
guerrillas"), they've apparently prompted 
Mexico's Secretary of Defense to initiate low 
intensity warfare by the army in twelve "red 
zones" in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, 
Oaxaca, Veracruz, Hidalgo, Michoacan, Pueb- 
lo, Jalisco, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, and 
the central zone of Mexico City, the Federal 
District, and Queretaro. Because my deadline 
for this October column is the middle of Au- 
gust and Turning The Tide will have another 
issue out by the time you read this, be sure to 
ask for the Summer 1997 one to get these 
interesting documents. Things are heating up 
south of the border... 

LONG LIVE THE CLASS WAR... That uppi- 
ty British organization, the Class War Feder- 
ation, has decided to disband. For their 
thought provoking reasons and self-analysis 
in "An Open Letter to the Revolutionary 
Movement," which is also the last issue of 
their excellent tabloid Class War, send a cou- 
ple of $ to Class War National Secretary, POB 
3241, Saltley, Birmingham B8 3DP, UK. 
PERSONAL PROPAGANDA... My book, 
End Time, can be purchased from AK Press 
(POB 40682, SF, CA 94140-0682) for $10. 1 can 
be contacted at hooligan@sirius.com. Keep 
sending me your newsworthy items and in- 
teresting newsclippings c/o MRR. 




Well, cuz it's my job, I must let y'all 
know that the 14th Annual Folsom Street 
Faire is coming up on September 29. Yep, 
once again, taunts of "my chaps are bigger 
than your chaps" and "I'll show you mine if 
you take my cock up your ass" will be heard 
along nine blocks of Folsom Street. Leather 
daddies and leather babies, sm aficionados 
and sm activists from all over will congre- 
gate here in lovely San Francisco along with 
hordes of oblivious, trendy, tiny backpack 



wearin',hair-dying,just-found-punk-while- 
watchin'-my-mtv, show me yer tits yelling, 
disrespecting high school reminiscin' mass- 
es. Do I sound bitter? Do I sound disgusted 
because every underground scene has been 
co-opted, exploited and mass marketed as 
The Next Big Thing, even though some have 
been in existence since the 1800's? Am I 
annoyed by country clubbers who demand 
instant acceptance into a scene just cuz De- 
tails magazine made it sound so cool? Con- 
trary to popular belief, shopping at the Gap, 
with or without the "Friend's" haircut, does 
not guarantee an invitation to every party. I 
am so tired of seeing rich sexist, elitist frat 
boys and the Macy 's perfume counter brides- 
maids who date them intrude, dressed-up in 
leather belts and wallets, hang up crepe pa- 
per and dried flowers and turn every scene 
into a fuckin' tea party! Having a family tree 
full of slave owners may be enough to war- 
rant special privileges from the U.C. Re- 
gents, but elsewhere, you're on your own, 
preppy... Nepotism ain't practiced here. Ac- 
ceptance into a scene only comes the old 
fashioned way; you earn it. For those who 
really want to play, pardon me for being a 
tad skeptical of your motives.. Licking my 
thigh high boots while I use your ass as a 
salad shooter may seem like your birthright, 
but let me be the judge. Well, these things 
take time. For now, just bend over and say 
ahh... 

I have been trying to contact Master 
Jake of he Nuevelle Justine fame, but it seems 
as though he's been very busy since my visit 
to New York. After I spoke to him about his 
escapades topping waiters in the first sm 
restaurant in the US, a gaggle of reporters 
found out about the little sm bistro and 
flogged him with interviews until he safew- 
orded. So until I can untangle him, my inter- 
view waits. So til then, a little sm Strange 
Daze... 

HONG KONG: The Hong Kong Standard 
reports that Dr. Liu runs a thriving medical 
practice here, restoring virginity. Hymen resto- 
ration costs about $500. She told the press, "So 
many Hong Kong girls come to us. They come 
just before their wedding. They don't want their 
husbands to know they had many boyfriends in 
the past. " 

SANTA ANA, CA: A great-grandmother 
dominatrix has beaten the system. On Thursday, 
authorities returned whips, chains and other 
bondage tools seized during a raid on the residen- 
tial dungeonof Betty Davis. "I love them. They're 
just my play toys," Davis, 60, told reporters. She 
brandished a cat o' nine tails with plastic lashes, 
explaining "This is for someone who enjoys a 
little sting on their butts." Davis wore black 
tights, a black see-through blouse and high heels 
as she picked up the bondage items from the 
Orange County Sheriffs Department, where they 
had sat in the property room for months. Davis, 
who claims to have 12 grandchildren and two 
great-grandchildren, was arrested on Feb. 2 for 



investigation of soliciting prostitution after an 
undercover sheriffs deputy answered an ad in a 
bondage magazine and was led blindfolded to her 
townhouse. Prosecutors refused to charge her for 
lack of evidence. Davis has fought ever since to 
get back$20,000 worth of bondage items - includ 
ing the whips and chains - seized at the time of her 
arrest. The Orange County district attorney's 
office also investigated an earlier incident in 
which a man died at the end of a dog leash attached 
to a wall in Davis' home. The death was ruled 
accidental and no charges were filed. Davis' law- 
yer, Tom Tanana, said Davis offered a therapeu- 
tic service that didn't include sex. Davis said she 
doesn 't plan to resume using her "toys" anytime 
soon. "No, I'm just going to sit and lookat them," 
she said. "As long as they're sitting around, I'll 
be comfortable." 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Former Califor- 
nia Assemblyman Tom Connolly was convicted 
in May 1997 of felony oral sex with a 1 4-year-old 
prostitute. Connolly was the co-sponsor (along 
with state Senator Steve Peace) of the newsrack 
bill (AB17) which outlawed the distribution of 
material deemed harmful to minors in street 
vending machines. Connolly was also the princi- 
pal co-author of a bill that allowed the authorities 
to seize automobiles used by men who solicit 
commercial sex. Connolly says he picked up the 
girl on October 7, 1995 and rescued her from an 
abusive situation by renting a motel room for her, 
using his credit card. However, she reportedly 
threw in a blow job and a hot oil massage. Connol- 
ly's defense that he did not know the girl was 
underage didn't wash after an adult sex worker 
testified that he had paid her to go down on him 
while wearing schoolgirl clothes and pigtails. 
AB17 was fiercely opposed by adult magazine 
publishers in California, who felt they ought to be 
able to market their product from vending ma- 
chines as long as they did not contain illegal 
obscenity. But it has been upheld by the courts on 
the grounds that it's okay to restrict freedom of 
speech in the name of protecting minors. 

NEW YORK, NY: A woman found slain 
in her upper West Side apartment lias been iden- 
tified by police as a 58-year-old dominatrix who 
advertised under the name Mistress Hilda. Chief 
of Manhattan detective Kevin Farrell said today 
the seventh floor apartment where Nadia Frey 
was found had not been ransacked, but had sado- 
masochistic paraphernalia. Frey was shot four 
times, not repeatedly stabbed as police first re- 
ported and was found on the living room floor. 
Farrell said she had been arrested three times in 
Virginia and Washington for prostitution. Far- 
rell said Frey could have been killed by a customer 
and advertised in local papers as Mistress Hilda, 
a dominatrix who subjects masochistic custom- 
ers to punishment. Frey was found Saturday 
afternoon by the superintendent of her W. 72nd 
Street building after her daughter expressed con- 
cern when she could not telephone her mother. 

Good thing they killed the bitch! All 
them kinky shenanigans laying around the 
house, she's dangerous! How outrageous! 
Not as dangerous as the knife that stabbed 




her or the gun that shot her four times or 
wha tever actually killed her. Shooting some- 
one four times or stabbing them or shooting 
them or stabbing them is a lot more fucked 
up than putting a grown man in diapers or 
spanking the Archbishop. But newspapers 
really know how to present a story; with a 
slant. We are presented with no facts except 
that her "seventh floor apartment had not 
been ransacked, but had sadomasochistic 
paraphernalia." As if it's usually one or the 
other. With that kind of logic, my house is 
safer than the pentagon. Also, I hear they 
found the name of sportocaster Marv Albert 
in her little black book. He's already being 
tried for sex-abuse charges in September but 
is not suspected as the killer. They just pub- 
licized his name for "being one of her cli- 
ents." I bet a lot of people were one of her 
clients... Those who think our news is free 
from censorship, couldn't recognize propa- 
ganda if it subjected them to punishment 
with sadomasochistic paraphernalia. 

Before I go, I thought I'd pass along 
this last announcement. Jay Wiseman (au- 
thor of SMI 01 and the Tricks series, Greenery 
Press, 3739 Balboa Ave. #195, SF CA 94121) 
is currently training SM folk in beginning 
and advanced First Aid and CPR. He's offer- 
ing a pervert-only First Responder course, 
the same material taught to police and fire- 
fighters, in the Bay Area. All his courses are 
fully certified Red Cross-type classes. If you 
belong to an SM organization that would be 
interested in having him come teach in your 
area, please get in touch with him through 
Greenery Press at (415) 831-2220 or call toll- 
free (888) 944-4434. 

See y'all at the fair. Head Nurse Queenie 
and her assistant Wet Nurse aren't taking 
any new patients, but if you'd like a sponge 
bath or two, get in the back of the line, 
preppy. Til next time, play hard... with your- 
self. 




THE INIMITABLE RAY SUNSHINE 

The story begins with Tapeworm, a 
punk rock outfit formed when three Connect- 
icut high school students got together in 1 978. 
The band released a three-song 7in. on their 
own Hermaphrodite label. Two hundred cop- 
ies were pressed and given away to talent 
show attendees and to party-going friends or 
the handful of people who noticed them 
playing in the window of a local record shop 
for the release party. Only in the past three or 
so years have any details of Tapeworm or 



any trace of their record emerged. Between 
an old fanzine review and some detective 
work, band members were eventually con- 
tacted, a handful of the records emerged 
from the closet, and one of the greatest Amer- 
ican punk obscurities came to light. All three 
songs are absolutely tops especially consid- 
ering it was recorded in 1978: "Break My 
Face", "I Wanna Die", and "Blues For An 
Insurance Salesman". What truly distin- 
guishes the record — aside from being terri- 
bly rare... only 15 known copies — is the 
mixing madness on the songs. Side-to-side, 
back-and-forth. .. the listener's first response 
is usually to check the stereo connections. 
When asked about this, the band members 
had only one explanation for the stereo- 
phonic effects and defects: Ray Sunshine. 

According to Tapeworm, Ray was a 
local hippie burnout reputed for his ability 
to play guitar while doing acrobatic tuck- 
and-rolls and was seen, on occasion, sport- 
ing sandwich boards protesting the plight of 
musicians in their small Connecticut home- 
town. Ray was also the only person in town 
who had recording equipment. He'd put out 
a couple singles himself. The Tapeworm crew 
eventually went over to Ray's apartment 
studio where they recorded the 7in. As band 
members watched incredulously, the un- 
witting engineer twiddled the knobs and 
assured the teens that every thing he did was 
essential to the songs. The Tapeworm took 
his word, and I'm sure glad. Anyway, as a 
last ditch effort to secure more copies of a 
hopelessly rare record, I decided to track 
down Ray. My first phone calls were laugh- 
ably unsuccessful. I reached a woman who 
insisted that Ray did not have a phone 
(though it was listed in his name), but that 
she saw him regularly and could give him a 
message. With the phone route being a dead 
end, I dropped a letter to his address inquir- 
ing about Tapeworm. A few weeks pass... no 
answer. Summer had rolled around, and I 
was heading out on a road trip through 
Chicago and the Northeast which would 
eventually take me through Connecticut, so 
I figured what the hell, I'll stop by Ray's 
place. I hit the road having heard nothing 
from Ray. When I arrive in Chicago, I call my 
house to check up on things, and Ray had 
called the day after I left. My befuddled 
housemate yells at me... "who the WAS that 
guy?!" Ray had her on the phone for half an 
hour demanding to know if she was my 
secretary or perhaps some kind of smoke 
screen for the "recording industry". When 
told I wasn't here, he insisted "Tell me where 
he is! I can call anywhere in the world! Do 
you know who I am? This is RAY SUN- 
SHINE!" My housemate eventually hung up 
on Ray three separate times thinking I'd put 
somebody up to crank calling her. The Tape- 
worm guys were right: Ray had gone off the 
deep end long, long ago, and, well, I couldn't 
wait to get to Connecticut. A few thousand 



miles later, the day had come... Boris and I 
set out for a date with Ray Sunshine. We 
pulled up to the address around 1pm and 
knocked on the door. A teenage girl (Ray's 
half-sister, it turns out) appeared in the door- 
way, and I explained myself and again asked 
if Ray was around. She remember talking to 
me on the phone. 

"You drove all the way from Texas to 
see Ray?!" 

"No", I explained, "we were in the area 
and thought we'd stop by." 

"Oh... well, he doesn't live here. He 
lives next door — in the basement." So, off 
we go next door... there are some boarded- 
up windows leading to the basement . We 
knock on for a couple minutes and walk 
around the house. No answer. Some neigh- 
bors across the road, who had been watching 
us the whole time, eventually holler: 
"Who're you looking for?" 
We tell him, and they laugh... 
"Do you know what kind of a guy 
you're dealing with?" 

"I guess not?" I answer, wondering 
what I've gotten into. 

"He'll probably think you're space 
aliens comin' to get him. You ain't ever gon- 
na get him up at this hour. He usually comes 
out around five." 

At this point, Boris and I consider call- 
ing the whole thing off but figure we won't 
be back in this neck of the woods too often, so 
we hit some stores and return a couple hours 
later. My sick sense of curiosity was killing 
me... the twilite zone seemed just around the 
corner. We killed some time at the public 
library checking out yearbook photos of the 
band (no mohawks here, folks) and eventu- 
ally returned to Ray's place. We knocked 
and knocked and knocked. Five minutes, no 
answer. Tired and a bit frustrated, we say 
fuck it, let's go. As we turn to leave, out of 
thin air comes a hushed, Casablanca-style 
voice: "Who're looking for?" We turn to find 
a short, slightly pudgy fellow with long, 
curly hair and, yes, a beret standing in the 
driveway. This had to be our man. 

"I'm looking for Ray Sunshine. He re- 
corded a record with a band called Tape- 
worm in the late 70s." 

"Come this way," he said without look- 
ing at us. 

We follow him next door where we'd 
began our day talking to Ray's half-sister, 
but this time we take a seat on the patio set. 
"First I need to tell you that I'm not Ray 
Sunshine. I'm his lawyer. Ray's very sick. He 
lives on the third floor here. I'm representing 
him, so whatever you got to say to him, you 
can say to me." 

Boris and I glance at each other, and I 
try to hold back a giggle. I ask about Tape- 
worm again which, at least for Ray, provides 
the perfect segue into freemasonry. Ray re- 
quests a one-dollar bill and asks if we are 
familiar with the masonic imagery on it. 



Boris seems to know every detail (working 
at the state hospital DOES have its benefits), 
and this endears us to Ray, er, Ray's lawyer. 

"Well, actually I'm Ray Sunshine. You 
can never be too careful." 

This admission would prove to be the 
first and last... from this point on, Ray would 
once again speak of himself in the third 
person. The main problem for Ray was that 
people were trying to steal his identity, and 
frankly I could see why... he is, after all, a 
punk legend. Our conversation with our 
schizophrenic friend took many strange 
turns. I'll give you the Readers Digest con- 
densed version... a "best of" if you will. 

1 ) The movie Remo Williams was loosely based 
on Ray's life. His identity, like Remo's, was 
being changed, nay stolen, by forces beyond 
his control. It was during this portion of 
Ray's soliloquy that we discovered that Ray 
was not, in fact, slightly overweight. Rather, 
his jacket was stuffed full of papers of all 
sorts including a photocopied Remo Williams 
movie poster, various land deeds, handwrit- 
ten affidavits, memos, an American flag, and 
a freemason medallion. 

2) The music industry has been taken over by 
rap music which is all written with a beat 
that is reminiscent of slaves being beaten. 
Quality music is no longer being distributed 
because all of the good Italians and Jews 
have been kicked out of the industry. Two 
guesses on Ray's ethnicity. 

3) Ray has a radio transmitter on the third 
floor. He can send transmissions for a fifty 
mile radius, playing and saying whatever he 
wants. He has "the key", and, to make the 
point perfectly clear, Ray produces the front 
of a safety deposit box from his back pocket 
and unlocks it with a key — THE key. 

After a good half hour of listening to 
Ray and suppressing the urge to leave, I 
again attempt to steer the conversation to- 
ward Tapeworm and the possibility that 
some records might be lurking in the base- 
ment. 

"Yeah, I remember them. They had a 
suicidal song, right?" Ray asks. 

"Yes, I guess 'I Wanna Die' counts as 
suicidal" 

"You see," he insists "that's not what 
Ray Sunshine is about. He's about being 
positive. Like he's got a song called 'Wake 
Up America' [reaches into jacket and pro- 
duces an actual record label]." The Tape- 
worm cause is essentially lost as Ray contin- 
ues with a series of rhetorical questions: 
"Has anyone ever tried to steal your identi- 
ty?" 

At one point a woman (apparently 
Ray's mom) walks through the yard. Ray 
immediately speaks up. "Yes, yes, I was just 
telling these gentlemen that MY CLIENT 
Ray was not feeling well and was unable to 
come down from the third floor." 

She addresses us: "Are you the boys 
from Texas?" 



"Yes", we answer. She looks at Ray, 
shakes her head, and heads into the house. 
The collector in me says "time to go, no 
records for you today", but Ray just won't 
stop talking. We eventually defy years of 
Miss Manners training and stand up to leave 
as Ray jabbers on. As we walk to my car, the 
shadow of Ray keeps pace on the other side 
of the fence requesting that we send an expe- 
rienced lawyer, a private detective, or at the 
very least, any prescription medication. I, in 
turn, propose that he find some Tapeworm 
singles, and I'd be happy to oblige. A trade 
has yet to be worked out. 

P.S. I left out a really great release from 
my re-issue column last month. The ACCI- 
DENT "No Romance For You" CD (Knife- 
man) is a real rocker. Female vox and plenty 
o' snottiness plus swank packaging make 
this CD essential for anyone with an interest 
in '70s punk never-weres. 



WITH NICK FITT 



» £ 



I am now 17 years old. Pratically an old 
man. 

I got some good shit for my birthday- a 
TV, some Jackie Chan movies, a book about 
colleges that I can't get into and a flip book of 
a building being destroyed. I also lost some- 
thing very valuble to me. Something that I all 
but chose to lose. 

My birthday started off slow. I woke 
up around two in the morning (which, for 
most people is called "two in the afternoon", 
but what can you do?) I sat around and 
looked for someone to do something with. It 
was my birthday after all. No one was 
around/could do anything so I began get- 
ting really sad and depressed. 

I was crying when my parents gave me 
my birthday cake. I felt like shit for the 
reasons I stated before- no one seemed to 
remember that it was my birthday and 17 
seems like so much of a leap of 16 to me, but 
I'm retareded. I also felt like shit because I 
felt like I was pissing my parents off because 
of what I was doing. They then both related 
to me stories where they cried on their birth- 
days. I was pretty OK after that. 

Soon I was upstairs, talking to a friend 
of mine. I believe Ben. My friend Bob came 
into the room and we went downstairs into 
my friend Russ' car. We did what we nor- 
mally do at eleven at night- go to a place 
called Bickford's that is open until two in the 
morning to get coffee. It's a good place for 



people like us who wake up to watch The 
Jerry Springer Show for our daily fix of trans- 
vestites who need to tell their significant 
others that they are really men, klan moms 
and "unfaithful" companions. What a be- 
gining to one's day. We go there, drink cof- 
fee and eat some food. My friend Jen (Bob's 
ex-girlfriend, and this is important) pays for 
it all. I try to get free food, as its my birthday 
and all, but fail just like when I try to get the 
"seniors discount" by saying "hey, I'm go- 
ing to be a senior this fall." 

I ask everyone to sleep over my house. 
Bob can't and doesn't want Jen to. Her and 
Russ do anyway. So we go back to my house 
where my mom kicks us out because we're 
trying to sell her house and she needs to 
show it to people in the morning. It's all 
good. We just go to Russ' to watch Saturday 
Night Fever. 

I have been saying since Bob and Jen 
broke up that I want to get with Jen. No big 
deal. It got back to Jen. No big deal. So Russ 
says to me "You know how you said you 
wanted to get with Jen?" 

"Yeah." 

"Well she wants to hit that." 

I'm pretty happy about that. "Phat." I 
say, and we leave for Russ'. 

After a while Jen is laying on top of 
me watching TV and all that shit that goes 
on before fooling around /fucking. So Russ 
shuts the movie off and goes to bed. We 
start kissing. Other' things happen. With- 
out giving you all the sordid details me 
and Jen fuck twice on each of Russ' couch. 
It's good. Damn good. It's the first time I 
have an orgasm from sex. Jen too. We talk 
about how much this is going to piss of 
Bob. It becomes a joke to us. We both 
swear never to tell Bob. We make Russ 
promise the same. 

Russ is a better person than me. He 
can't lie to his friend. He tells her. Bob hates 
me now. 

I've only been friends with Bob for 
about a year, but I love him. He's one of my 
best friends. And I will still say that. I still 
love Bob. Bob and I talk the next day. 

"Nick, Russ just told me that you and 
Jen slept together." 

"Yeah..." 

"So its's true?" 

"Yes." 

"I thought you were my friend, Nick." 

"I've always considered you my friend, 
Bob and I understand that you probably 
don't want to be friends with me anymore. I 
understand that. I understand thatlbetrayed 
your trust." 

"Well, I want you to know that I have 
no more respect for you and that you're no 
longer my friend." 

I was expecting it, but it still hurt like 
hell. He came over later and I get a lecture 
from my friend Opy-Wan. To make a long 
story short, I piss a lot of people off, lose a 



GQWMW 



good friend and gain a friend to have sex 
with. 

It was not a good trade. 
Would I do it again? Probably. I like Jen 
a lot and technically (although I know this is 
bullshit, and I don't need you to tell me) I 
didn't do anything wrong. I can honestly say 
I wouldn't care who does what with any of 
my ex-girlfriends. I don't think the unwrit- 
ten rule about having to get an ex-boyfriend's 
green light to get with his ex is an OK rule. 
It's unfair to everyone. That being said it is 
an unwritten rule and I violated it. I violated 
my friend's trust. I fucked up. And Bob if 
you read this- 1 love you. You won't believe 
me, and certainly have given you no reason 
to believe me. But whatever you do and 
wherever you go, I want you to know that. 
No bullshit. 

Everyone fucks up, but it doesn't have 
to be this bad. 

Happy birthday to me. 
ENDNOTES: 

1. Book the hippest rock and roll sensation 
Waste of Space. Bring Nick Fitt and the boys 
to your hometown to play the rock and roll 
that the kids like so much these day. Call Ike 
Bizatch at (508)222-5361 or write him at 37 
Fisher Ave, Attleboro, MA 02703. 

2. My address for all purposes is 404A South 
Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703. 

3. I'm supposed to plug a zine here, but I 
forgot the address. It's called Dank-Zine. 

4. My email address is grindboy@ser- 
pentsity.syslnet.com 




So I hope I am avoiding any pigeon- 
holes with this column. If something kicks 
my ass musically and it is hasn't been re- 
viewed in the regular reviews section, then I 
am going to put it in my column regardless 
of musical style. Thanks to the people who 
have wrote or sent me stuff. Please keep it 
coming. 

BOMBS OF DEATH/ ACRID - split EP 
- Wow this split covers a lot of ground, 
BOMBS OF DEATH unleash a speedy thrash 
attack with enough metal riffs to kick your 
ass into next year. And with Max from SPAZZ 
whacking the skins, you know this is gonna 
kick it. ACRID drag things down with a 
tuned out powerhouse of sludge. It is mostly 
slow and brutal, with few bursts of rapid fire 
energy added in. Both of the vocalist in AC- 
RID sound like they are trying to push their 
intestines through their throat and onto the 



floor. Good golly Miss Molly this is a fine 
record. (No Idea, PO Box 14636, Gainesville, 
FL 32604-4636) 

BOTCH /NINEIRONSPITFIRE - split 
EP - Just saw BOTCH over the weekend, and 
let me tell you. ..they are one of bands that are 
so powerful live that if life wasn't so pre- 
cious you would be bashing your head into 
the stage until your brains spilled out. In a 
prior review I compared BOTCH to ACME 
mixed with UNDERTOW, and that still holds 
true. NINE-IRONSPITFIRE are in the same 
vein with more intricate guitar work, and 
weaker vocals. I didn't care for their side 
much, but this is worth it for the 
BOTCH tracks alone. (Indecision Records, 
PO Box 5787, Huntington Beach, CA 92615) 
CAVE IN - "Chameleon" EP - This is 
super aggressive hardcore that reminds me 
of DISEMBODIED. The music is mostly slow 
chunky metal, with coarsely screamed vo- 
cals. On one of the songs there was a totally 
quiet emo part where the music cuts out and 
the vocalist is singing instead of screaming. 
It reminded me a lot of early CONVERGE. I 
found the lyrics to their anti-religious song 
"Crossbearer" hit home with me in a power- 
ful way. (Hydrahead, PO Box 990248, Bos- 
ton, MA 02199) 

CONVERGE - "Downpour" 5" EP - 
Looks like CONVERGE have finally found 
their musical niche. They have dumped the 
emo schtick for pure metal, just how I like it. 
This little record has two songs . One is a new 
track called "Downpour". The other is "Seri- 
al Killer" which was originally done by an 
old San Francisco metal band called VIO- 
LENCE. The cover song is done so well that 
I think CONVERGE should just forget about 
the whole punk thing. They should grow 
their hair long start wearing lots of denim 
and lead the kids into a resurgence of thrash 
metal. (Ellington, 1 12 King Street, Northamp- 
ton, MA 01060) 

EYEHATEGOD/ANAL CUNT - split 
EP - This is the first in a series of 
BLACK SABBATH tributes. EYEHATEGOD 
traces their roots with a numbing blast that 
seems to be a collage of many SABBATH 
songs wound together. The ANAL CUNT 
side seems to be more of the same, with some 
annoying joke tracks tacked on at the end of 
their side. I am a huge fan of EYEHATE- 
GOD's wretched noise, and snap up every- 
thing they put out. If you are too, then defi- 
nitely check this out. (Hydrahead, PO Box 
990248, Boston, MA 02199) 

INHUMANITY/BONESCRATCH - 
split EP - It seems like anything INHUMAN- 
ITY touches turns to gold. Here you get more 
of their maddening version of Southern fried 
rock. Their side has one crazed hardcore 
track, and a funky cut that must of came 
straight off a cheap Casio keyboard. The 
thing that really sets INHUMANITY apart 
from so many other faceless bands is their 
amazing sense of humor. It seems like hu- 



mor is sorely lacking in the punk scene now- 
adays. And INHUMANITY'S skewed minds 
seem to fuck with people in all the right 
ways. On the flipside BONES-CRATCH from 
Japan reminded me a bit of BORN AGABMST. 
(H:G Fact, 401 Hongo-M, 2-36-2 Yayoi-cho, 
Nakano, Tokyo, 164 JAPAN) 

JESUIT - "Servitude 101" EP This is 
thick necked East Coast hardcore that falls 
somewhere between ICE NINE and 
KISS IT GOODBYE. From the looks of all the 
photos on the insert I bet this bands live set 
would rock my world. It seems like the only 
way to listen to this record is at top volume, 
so you can truly let the music consume you. 
(Reservoir, PO Box 790366, Middle Village 
NY 11379-0366) 

JIHAD - "New Testament" EP - What 
the...? I have always been a JIHAD fan but 
this record seems to take their music to an- 
other level. Their style of mid-paced surging 
hardcore seems crisper and more powerful. 
But the thing that really sets it apart is the 
vocals. You can hear the anger in his voice as 
he screams his fucking head off. It's fucking 
awesome. To bad they broke up. (Makoto 
Recordings, PO Box 50403, Kalamazoo, MI 
49005) 

TEN YARD FIGHT/FASTBREAK - 
split EP - It really excites me to see the old 
school resurgence in straightedge hardcore. 
I love the chugga chugga metal sounds of 
bands like EARTH CRISIS, but I feel that fast 
clean hardcore is my true bread and butter. 
I mean it's what I grew up on 
TEN YARD FIGHT has been causing a ruck- 
us since their demo started floating around, 
and this is no exception. They create a whirl- 
wind of hardcore with bass intros, crew 
shouts and lots of drug free lyrics. FAST- 
BREAK a lot like TEN YARD FIGHT but not 
half as powerful. I look forward to the 
TEN YARD FIGHT full length. (Contention 
Records, 206 S. 13th Street, Apt 1402, Phila- 
delphia, PA 19107) 

UNRUH/ENE WETAK - split EP. Since 
ENEWETAK destroyed the kids at the 
GOLETA fest, they have been putting out a 
steady stream of bruising releases. This is 
more of the same ferocious muti-paced hard- 
core assault that originally put them on the 
map . There is even some black metal over- 
tones floating around in there. UNRUH has 
a similar approach, but ENEWETAK one me 
over like only a spike to the heart could. The 
music on the record fortunately makes up 
for the shitty faded ink cover (Feast And 
Famine, POBox 10221 Scottsdale, AZ 85271) 
Endnotes: 

1. SNAPCASE is officially breaking up after 
their summer tour. I think they are going to 
record one more thing, but after that it is 
sayo nara. I really hate to see them go. 

2. The recent AGNOSTIC FRONT show went 
off without a hitch. I didn't even piss any- 
body off. I guess I'm just becoming too timid 
in my old age. I did get to see a skinhead hit 



&&mm& 



some guy with a baseball bat after the show, 
as all of the other skinheads stood around 
and watched. Oh, some things never change. 

3. If anybody knows the address of Jeff from 
New York's BREAKDOWN, please let me 
know. I would like to write to him in re- 
sponse to a letter that was in MRR #172, 
about a review I did of his band. 

4. Please note I have a new address, and it is 
PO Box 31430, San Francisco, CA 94131. 
Thanks for reading, and may the dark side of 
the force be with you.' 







I enjoy waking up and not having to say a word. 
Where is the woman who can understand that? 
— Max Frisch, "Homo Fab- 
er" 

It's not very long and limp as British 
bacon. In fact, it IS British bacon. That's 
because I'm having breakfast in England, 
where I started to write this column. I've 
since moved on. 

It's my umpteenth trip to Europe, but 
one of the rare ones where I travel with 
someone else. (Other than ARTLESS.) I'm 
visiting my pal Simon, the guy from two 
columns ago who helped me end racism as 
we know it. 

. Ms. S, my traveling companion, start- 
ed out being pretty. But familiarity breeds 
blemishes. And pretty only gets you so far. 

A long time ago I learned LESSON 
NUMBER ONE: Never travel with someone 
you hope to score with. It only leads to disaster. 
(Already scoring, is a different story. I've 
had a great trip with Ms. K, but we estab- 
lished our carnal relationship way before we 
left.) 

Get it clear in your mind: this is a 
travelling companion — only. Someone to 
talk with about the beer and funny uniforms 
on the customs guards. Someone to share 
hard times and fun views. That's it. 

That's the picture: Two individuals, 
travelling together, enjoying nookie where 
we can get it — but not from each other. It's 
not enough. 

LESSON NUMBER ONE is only the 
start. 

I now write this on my laptop on a bus 
from Amsterdam to Copenhagen. Me and 
Ms. S have split up after two weeks together. 
By the end, the sight of her made my skin 
crawl. Being in the same room caused phys- 
ical pain. I longed for the peace and quiet of 
the dentist's chair. 



How did this come about? What does 
it mean for the state of the world? More 
importantly, is Epitaph Records a sellout? 

A great man (me) once said, "There are 
no bad experiences, as long as you live 
through them." 

What he (I) meant is that no matter 
how miserable you are, all experience teach- 
es you lessons you can use later as you 
continue to stumble through existence. It 
also gives you something to talk about. 

LESSON NUMBER TWO: Know your 
mates. 

We're in the plane, flying to Manches- 
ter from JFK in New York. Suddenly, I start 
sneezing. Weird. I have hayfeverbut there's 
nothing to be allergic to in the plane. Then I 
notice the faint perfumey-alcohol smell. May- 
be that's it. 

"I brought along some extra of these," 
says Ms. S, holding up a square piece of 
paper, "in case I don't have water." 

"What are they?" I ask. 

"Handi-wipes," she says, "for my ob- 
sessive-compulsive hand-washing. Didn't I 
tell you about that?" 

I shake my head. 

"I wash my hands a lot." She says. 

"Lady McBeth," I reply. 

"That's what my mother calls me." She 
says. 

I figure, ok, she's entitled to her weird- 
ness. She washes her hands, I scratch my 
temple and pat down my hair over the bald- 
ness. No harm done. Everyone's entitled to 
their peculiarities, right? 

"Anything else?" I ask. "You don't 
snore do you?" 

"No," She says, "but I grind my teeth. 
It's real loud. Don't worry, I wear a mouth 
guard to prevent it... usually." 

OK, that's a minor problem. I used to 
be a light sleeper, but twenty-two years of 
punkrock has deadened my hearing. A little 
teeth grinding is not going to wake me up. 

Flash ahead to Amsterdam. We're 
sleeping L-shaped on an L-shaped couch. 
Her feet to my head. 

"Don't rest your feet there," she had 
said earlier, "that's where I sleep." 

Right now I lay awake. The walls shake 
from the power of her teeth-grinding. A 
thousand fingernails on a thousand black- 
boards. When it stops, she snores. Not a 
dainty, girlish cheezzz cheeezzz snore, but a 
hardcore HOONNNNK... WEEEEE... 
HOOONK... WEEEE... 

I put the pillow over my head and 
count imaginary naked Thai teens. The feath- 
ers tickle my throat. I cough. 

"Mykel," she says in a half-sleep, "you 
cough so loud!" 

LESSON NUMBER THREE: Writing is 
power. 

Ordinary mortals spend a good por- 
tion of their lives regretting both things 
they've said, and things they didn't say. 



While no one can take back things ut- 
tered in anger or carelessness, writing gives 
me the power to say what I didn't. Using 
capital letters and brackets, the laptop on my 
lap allows me to turn every "should have 
said," into a "did say." 

Watch. 

Our first night in London, my friend 
Clair has pulled out the couch for Ms. S and 
me. It's now a large double bed with a single 
warm blanket on it. 

"Now you can tell people you've slept 
with me," says Ms. S. 

["SURE,"] I r.i.r. (reply in retrospect), 
["I'VE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE 
TO DO THAT. THE FIRST THING I'LL DO 
WHEN I GET BACK TO NEW YORK IS 
CHARTER THE SKY-WRITERS: 
MYKEL SLEPT WITH MS. S 
THEY'LL WRITE. 

AFTER I GET IT TATTOOED ON MY 
FOREHEAD, I'LL TAKE OUT A TV AD. I 
DON'T KNOW IF I CAN WAIT FOR THE 
SUPERBOWL— THE WORLD SERIES 
SHOULD DO: 

"BETTER TASTE? LESS FILLING? IT 
DOESN'T MATTER. MYKEL SLEPT WITH 
MS. S!""] 

See how it works? Even though I didn't 
say that, I can say it now, by simply typing it 
on the computer. 

One of my favorite Mongolian cus- 
toms is that of hand holding. I don't mean 
the pseudo-romantic displays of possession 
seen on American streets. I mean as a sign of 
politeness. 

If you accidentally kick someone, or 
touch your foot against theirs, you grab their 
hand as a way of apology. I've tried to carry 
this custom over to the Western World. It's a 
nice way of excusing yourself — and a fine 
topic of conversation. 

While crossing Oxford Circus in Lon- 
don, Ms. S accidentally kicks the back of my 
heel. I reach back to hold her hand. She 
flinches, pulls away. 

"I'm not Mongolian," she says. "Be- 
sides, how often do you wash your hands?" 

["JEZUS FUCKING CHRIST!"] I r.i.r., 
["YOU HANDLE MONEY. THAT'S BEEN 
THROUGH MORE HANDS THAN MY 
COCK HAS BEEN THROUGH ASSHOLES. 
YOU HOLD THE RAIL IN THE SUBWAY. 
YOU WIPE YOUR OWN ASS AND YOU 
WON'T TOUCH MY HAND?"] 

Ms. S hates London anyway, and she 
won't let me forget it. Our first day there, we 
go to the spectacular spring homofest. I'm 
supposed to meet some internet pals at the 
Bisexual Tent. 

Ms. S is not too happy at the fest, al- 
though this time she's got a point. As a 
matter of fact, this is where I learn LESSON 
NUMBER FOUR: Homos are people too... un- 
fortunately. 

The fest, called 'Pride Day,' is in a large 
park in the South of London. There are doz- 




ens of tents, transvestites, sportsmen, skin- 
heads. That's kind of cute. There are also 
dozens of sponsors. Huge bottles of Finlan- 
dia Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, and 
Grolsch beer. That isn't so cute. 

Ms. S and I stand in the Canadian Club 
tent. They're giving away free samples. The 
lines are long and people are getting restless. 
From next to us comes shouting. 

A squat young man wears a polo shirt 
with thick horizontal black and white stripes. 
Behind him stands a teen with long red hair. 
He wears an "Adidas" t-shirt and jeans. The 
squat man reaches for a drink. Simultaneous- 
ly, he butts away the teen crowding in be- 
hind him. 

The teen punches the man in the back. 
The man turns. The teen reaches for his face. 
Using his open hand, he tries to poke his 
fingers into the man's eyes. He hooks a pin- 
kie around his nose and curls his thumb 
under the guy's jaw. 

The man tries to push him away, push- 
ing both hands under his youthful jaw. 

Two bruisers wearing Canadian Club 
t-shirts push their way through the crowd. If 
they're gay, I've got an eight inch dick. The 
thugs grab the redhead and pull him off the 
squat young man. Each holds one of the 
teen's arms bending it professionally behind 
his back. They push the teen out of the tent, 
throwing him to the ground. Ms. S and I 
leave and go to the Bisexual Tent. 

Inside, on stage, is Tom Robinson. You 
know, the "Sing If You're Glad to Be Gay" 
guy. Apparently, he fathered a child a cou- 
ple years ago. The crowd booed him off the 
stage at the last gayfest. This year, the only 
space he can get is at the bi-tent. 

The bi-tent is run by a guy named 
Grant, who I know from the Bisexu-1 internet 
ist. Grant introduces me to his young boy- 
friend, a long-haired blonde. 

He says "You're Mykel Board from 
Maximum Rock'n'Roll." 

Those words always bring a smile to 
my face and blood to my loins, as long as 
they're not accompanied with a clenched fist 
or other dangerous weapon. My enjoyment 
doesn't last long, however. 

I again hear my name. This time from 
outside the tent. 

"Mykel! Mykel!" calls the voice. It 
sounds like Ms. S, in trouble. 

Remembering the homoholic fight, I 
don my cape of chivalry and run out to aid 
the distressed damsel. 

In front of the tent is lesbian garden. A 
group of girls engage in quadralabial activ- 
ities. A beautiful Negress, wearing little 
enough to start with, further rises my Tip- 
perello by showing off a new tatoo on her 
right lower cheek. 

No time to enjoy myself, though. I spot 
Ms. S. She looks at a man, about fifty, with 
dark skin: Indian or Pakistani. She raises her 
chin and eyebrow simultaneously in his di- 



rection. 

"Has he been bothering you?" I ask, 
sizing him up. "Do you want me to do some- 
thing?" 

"No," she answers, "he's just watch- 
ing. I wanted to show you a dirty old man. 
Right here. Just like you. So you won't feel 
you're the only one." 

["THANKS!"] I r.i.r., ["I NEEDED 
THAT. I WAS GETTING TOO MUCH OF 
AN EGO BOOST FROM AN ATTRACTIVE 
YOUNG MAN INSIDE. I NEEDED YOU TO 
CUT ME DOWN TO SIZE. TO SHOW ME 
WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT I REALLY AM. 
WHEW! WHO KNOWS WHAT 
WOULD'VE HAPPENED IF YOU HADN'T 
TOLD ME THAT. I MIGHT EVEN HAVE 
GOTTEN LAID, BEEN THE BOLOGNA IN 
A HOMO SANDWICH. WE WOULDN'T 
WANT THAT TO HAPPEN, WOULD WE. 
IT MIGHT BE D.-I-R-T-Y!"] 

We didn't stay in London long after 
that. I had some friends to see, including 
Andy Martin from the amazing band ACAD- 
EMY 25. But, you can only stay so long in a 
place that your companion hates. 

We take a bus to Holland where I be- 
gan to get a glimpse of the evils of globalism. 
LESSON NUMBER FIVE: Unless we do 
something quick, travel will become irrelevant. 
McDonalds are everywhere. So are 
Burger King and all other kinds of standard- 
ization. In fact, one European city is getting 
to look like another. The same thing has long 
ago happened in the US Midwest and is now 
happening in New York. 

(It's probably illegal to advocate going 
into STARBUCKS or BARNES AND NO- 
BLES with an uzi, so I won't. Butif it weren't...) 
Even the museums and nightclubs are 
becoming standardized, with a Guinness 
World Records Museum, a Ripley's, a Ma- 
dame Toussauds and a Hard Rock Cafe, 
wherever you turn. Why go anywhere if it'll 
be just like home? 

Ms. S likes Amsterdam better than Lon- 
don. By this time, however, I'm so annoyed 
with her that I can't stand being in the same 
building. When she's around, I take off. I go 
reading in the park. Walking the streets. 
Checking out the porn palaces. Anything to 
avoid more insults or other abuse. 

The Dutch have a free scene with hash- 
ish coffee houses and the world's best video 
peep booths. They've got padded armchairs, 
volume control, individual fast-forward & 
reverse, 123 channels: homo, het, animals, 
piss and shit. They even take charge cards, 
not credit cards but individual pornorama 
cards. You buy them at the front desk. All 
that's missing is tissues. Boy did I have a 
yucky t-shirt when I left that booth. 

When I tell Ms. S about the peep show, 
she's not impressed. Instead she asks, "Did 
you wash your hands?" 
Aaargh! 
The next day, unable to avoid the same 



room, I sit on the couch while she sits in a 
chair against another wall. She has just come 
out of the shower, probably her fourth of the 
day. I notice that as soon as she sits down, the 
bell on the church across the street rings four 
times — a minor coincidence. 

Also in the room are Tony Nitwit, Julia 
(his girlfriend) and Max, a long-haired guy 
that Ms. S is enamored with. On the TV is a 
German quiz show the four of us are watch- 
ing. Ms. S turns it off. 

"I don't like the sound of German." she 
says. 

- I absorb myself reading Max Frisch. 
Next to me is an open bag of potato chips. I 
offer it to her. She shakes her head. 

Max and Julia both want some. I take 
some myself. After a few minutes. Ms. S 
looks at me and then speaks to Max. 

"He always eats with his mouth open, 
doesn't he." she says. 
I look at the clock. 

"Wow!"Isay, "Twenty-seven minutes! 
A new record! We've been in the same room 
twenty-seven whole minutes before you've 
insulted me. I should write that down!" 
Ms. S freezes. She swallows hard. 
"Mykel," she says in a quiet voice, "if 
you don't like my insulting you, you should 
say something. How was I supposed to 
know?" 

["SURE!"], I r.i.r, ["I'VE GOT TO TELL 
YOU I DON'T LIKE TO BE INSULTED. I 
HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT. OTHERWISE 
HOW WOULD YOU KNOW? MAYBE I 
SHOULD TELL YOU I DON'T LIKE HAV- 
ING BARBED WIRE SHOVED UP MY ASS. 
I DON'T LIKE HOT LEAD IN MY EARS OR 
GLASS RODS BROKEN IN MY URETHRA. 
OH YEAH, JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT 
OTHERWISE, I ALSO DON'T LIKE HAV- 
ING FORKS POKED INTO MY EYES, OR 
PEOPLE HOLDING MY HE AD IN A BUCK- 
ET OF VOMIT WHILE POURING LIGHT- 
ER FLUID ON MY TESTICLES AND SET- 
TING THEM AFIRE. SORRY I FORGOT TO 
MENTION ANY OF THIS. IT WAS SILLY 
OF ME TO JUST ASSUME YOU WOULD 
KNOW IT."] 

I don't actually say any of this stuff — 
though I've felt it dozens of times before. 
Then a realization comes to me: 

LESSON NUMBER SIX: Girls want you 
to talk, even if it means saying the obvious. 

I've written about my belief that most 
differences between boys and girls are the 
result of culture and not biology. But coming 
from culture doesn't make them any less 
real. 

Flashback: I'm having sex with Ms. K. 
She's on her back underneath me. Our naked 
bodies are together. My lips cover hers. I feel 
her breasts hard against my chest. The hair 
on my pubic bone scrapes against hers. My 
hardness tenses inside her. I tighten my glu- 
teal muscles and push forward. Harder. Fast- 
er. Harder. Faster. 



&&m*m 



She writhes against me. Lifts her pel- 
vis. Presses into me. That little gland tight- 
ens. A gasp comes out between our pressed 
lips. I gulp for air. The semen moves, press- 
ing hard. My thinness thickens slightly. I 
hold back. Uh... uh... uh... I can't. I moan as 
the liquid flows into its plastic protectorate. 
Spurt. Spurt. Spurt. She screams as I moan. 

A wave washes over both our bodies. 
We shudder together. Then there's silence. 
A beautiful silence. The blissful silence of 
spent semen and shared orgasm. A holy 
wonderful silence of emotions and pleasure 
too spectacular to name. Then it's broken. 

"Say something." she says, "Talk to 
me." 

["WADDAYA MEAN SAY SOME- 
THING??"] I r.i.r, ["I'M LYING HERE 
BREATHING HARD, JUST EXPERIENC- 
ING JOY. BLISS. THINGS THAT CANNOT 
BE NAMED AND YOU WANT ME TO SAY 
SOMETHING? WE JUST FUCKED, FOR 
GOD'S SAKE. IN AND OUT. FRICTION. 
ORGASM. COME. COME. YOU KNOW? 
WHAT'S TO SAY? YOU WANNA TALK 
ABOUT THE WEATHER?"] 

Things are not real for girls unless 
they're said. Aboulder races down a moun- 
tainside. A girl will not yell, "run!" but in- 
stead, "there's a boulder racing down the 
mountainside." 

End of flashback. 

Ms. S and I split up in Amsterdam, 
much to my relief. She heads to France. I go 
off to my favorite European city, Copen- 
hagen. 

I've got nothing against bike-riding — 
in moderation. Those few MRR readers with 
an IQ larger than their condom size realize 
that last month's anti-bike column was actu- 
ally a parody. I was making fun of the anti- 
smoking hysteria and cigarette scape-goat- 
ism. I showed that you could do it with 
anything. 

All the statistics were correct, but so 
was Mark Twain. ("There are three kinds of lies: 
lies, damn lies, and statistics.") 

In Copenhagen, they do it right. The 
city government has a system of free bicy- 
cles. You pay a 20DKR (about $3) deposit. 
For that, you get a bike you can use any- 
where in the city, for as long as you want. 
When you return it, you get your deposit 
back. 

As far as the standardization process, 
Copenhagen doesn't fare much better than 
Amsterdam. The Japanese-owned 7-1 1 chain 
has chased out most of the Pakistani late 
night stores. Central Station now has a Mc- 
Donalds. 

Still, the Danes are the most sensible of 
Europeans. Parliament now discusses intro- 
ducing Dutch-style hashish coffee-houses. 
The relatively recent ban on kiddieporn (due 
to US pressure) does not include child nudi- 
ty, but only sex. You can still buy naked-kids 
calendars. 



This is in contrast to England, where 
the cops arrested a newsreporter for devel- 
oping pictures of her own kids in the bath- 
tub. In America, she would have gotten life 
in prison. 

LESSON NUMBER SEVEN: A "primi- 
tive" culture will rationalize its superstitions, 
stupidities and inhibitions using "The Gods." A 
modern culture will rationalize its superstitions, 
stupidities and inhibitions using "science." 

In a continuing series making fun of 
Americans, a Danish paper told about a US 
psychiatrist who claims it's "unhealthy" for 
children to see naked adults. 

Tell that to the sauna-loving Finns or 
African and Aboriginal tribes where clothes 
are unknown or an abomination. What about 
Michelangelo's David? I wonder how many 
children THAT damaged. Danish family 
newspapers, by the way, regularly have pic- 
tures of naked people — on the front page. 

A law passed in 1976 makes it legal to 
be nude on every beach in Denmark except 
two small ones reserved for left-over prudes. 
Of course nudity is not required, it's just 
allowed. 

There is another law in Denmark that 
makes it illegal to censor a film or picture. 
Only the original artist can do it. There is no 
film board of censors there as in the UK or 
the US. 

Other Danish greatness includes un- 
employment compensation at 90% of your 
pay — for two years! What else do you want? 

The Danes also have a great attitude 
toward children. They think of them as peo- 
ple rather than property. Kids have much 
more freedom — and privacy — than you'd 
see in The States. They play in the play- 
ground while mom goes off shopping or 
talking to the neighbors. In America, mom 
would be arrested. 

The population is relatively Christian- 
free. There are some obviously Muslim Danes 
of foreign descendence, but the only sign of 
religious foistering I saw was a t-shirt that 
said: "Teach children to worship Satan." 

Ah, but all is not perfect. There are 
some stupid and overprotective laws. That's 
part of the price you pay for having a govern- 
ment. 

Take names, for example. You cannot 
call your child what you want. You have to 
choose from a government list of pre-ap- 
proved names. My niece Presley couldn't be 
registered there, neither could a Danish friend 
of mine who wanted to name her daughter 
Sapphire. 

There's another bad law that prohibits 
the sale of fruits and vegetables in outdoor 
markets. Ah well, you can't have paradise, 
but this is a lot closer than the US has come. 

Still in all, my travels have taught me 
LESSON NUMBER EIGHT: The US is the 
third freest country in the world. 

Denmark and Holland are freer, but 
not in every way. In the US, you they won't 



prosecute you for printing Nazi papers. In 
Denmark and Holland, they can. In most 
states you can own a gun without too much 
trouble. You can't do that in Denmark and 
Holland. 

Besides, being number three is not so 
bad, considering how many countries there 
are in the world. Where would you rather 
be? 

ENDNOTES: 

— >Yow! While in Amsterdam, Tony Nit- 
wit was showing me what records to get. 
Then there was THE HELLACOPTERS, 
from Sweden. Wowie Zowie! Like other 
bad-name-great-music bands (consider 
RIVERDALES), they just tear up the place. 
Stoogesque, mean, these guys are the best 
thing from Sweden since Union Carbide, 
which was the best thing from Sweden 
since porn loops. 

— > I went to a Danish celebration of Roky 
Erikson's 50th birthday. Sponsored by Pil- 
sner Urquell, there were plenty of bands 
doing 13th Floor cover songs. Also playing 
was FRITZ, the legendary Dane from the 
legendary Danish band, BEFORE. Denmark's 
Johnny Thunders, those of us in the audi- 
ence were amazed he was still alive, let alone 
able to perform as well as he did. 

Of course, he didn't do any Roky songs. 
Just stuff about Bill Clinton and the agony of 
being alive. 

— > If I'm circumcised does that mean I don't 
have a skinhead dept: I found the leaflet I got 
from the gay skinhead group in England. If 
you're interested, you can contact them at: 
GSG Skin, POB 234, Witham Essex CM8 2JZ, 
ENGLAND. 

— > I'm back in New York now. You can 
send me email at MykelB@ix.netcom.com. 
You can and should also send me postal mail 
at PO Box 137, Prince Street Station, New 
York NY 10012. Thanks to Fabo & Flipy for 
the ARTLESS etc CIH video. For the rest of 
you, that porno from Holland is now only a 
memory, so... 




Hey kids check this out... J-Church, the 
story unfolds. Yes, they did record a hard- 
core/grindcore album but there is a lot more 
to it now that ten or so labels have offered them 
major money deals to be the next SEPULTU- 
RA. The sweetest deal comes from Tony (yes I 
cuff my pants up to my knees when I go see the 
POGUES) of Victory records. In the past year 




or so all of the big dollar winners on Victory 
have flown the coop. Earth Crisis singed to a 
major, SN APC ASE broke up, and STRIFE were 
put in jail for armed robbery. Therefore, J- 
CHURCH is going to be VICTORY'S last sav- 
ing grace. T-Shirts, wool caps and Hawaiian- 
shirt-looking hoodies are already being stitched 
up and the J-Church/WARZONE tour comes 
to your town in October/ November 97. Gard- 
ner shaved his head and got a malt liquor 
tattoo. The cover of the new LP will feature 
Suzanne Bartchy wearing nothing except a 
bullet belt. 

BLANKS 77 tour is going swell. An old 
lady in charge of a VFW hall in Tennessee went 
berserk and bonked a skinhead on the head 
with a pair of garden shears and then stabbed 
him repeatedly with her knitting need les. Then 
a week later their singer Mike gets hit over the 
head with a large sized ceramic Chia Pet. This 
required about 100 stitches. He's bound to 
have a scar because Mike insisted the doctor 
only use 77 stitches and leave the rest of the 
wound open. They continued their tour with a 
piece of duct tape over his forehead. Also in 
BLANKS 77 news, Sue the manager/costume 
department/beer gopher bought her first au- 
tomatic weapon, she paid extra for the option 
of mounting it to the sunroof of the tour van. 

Andrew of SCREW 32 got three 16-year- 
old females pregnant in the past 2 months. A 
benefit show is being held to pay for the abor- 
tions but it's being billed as a Pro-Choice ben- 
efit. 

For all his Wisconsin pride, songs about 
cheese and the like, Rev Norb is actually orig- 
inally from Illinois. Ha! 

The QUEERS are breaking up/reform- 
ing so Joe can move to San Francisco. There 
was rumors about whose girlfriend forgot 
which QUEER they were dating but the source 
is pretty sketchy. 

Al Long, former singer of NYC peace- 
punk band NAUSEA, now lives in southern 
Minnesota and got married in front of a pig 
roast. STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH was 
billed to play at the wedding but Scott Ian got 
a massive foot fungus infection and no one 
else can play the one guitar solo on their record. 

THE CRUMBS neglected to put any oil 
in their low-rider van for 2 weeks. The result: 
engine seizure somewhere in the Deep South. 
Problem 2 was that they sent the Cuban mem- 
bers of the band to go and get it fixed. Problem 
3, they are still there waiting for the mechanic 
to resolve his inner conflict of money versus 
his fears of being dubbed a race traitor. Ironi- 
cally, their ex-drummer Chuck Loose, designed 
some graphics for AAMCO transmission re- 
pair stations while they were away. 

Tommy Rat of REJUVENATE (not of 
RATT) got pissed about being lumped in with 
scum like Johnny Stiff (tour promoter known 
for leaving bands stranded in the desert to get 
attacked by rattlesnakes), El Duce, Jim Testa 
and GG Allin. He sent me e-mail in protest that 
he is an upstanding citizen of the hardcore 



community and of course, I would never want 
to be known as the slanderous AnneRKey, 
right? 

THE SEA MONKEYS video shown on 
MTV's Beavis and Butthead, they liked it. 

Did a band come and beat you up this 
summer? Tell me about it annerkey@msn.com 




I was happier than a feminist wringing 
Mykel Board's little neck. 

Which brings me to my point. I can't tell 
you how many times readers assume that 
what these jerkoff MRR columnists and re- 
viewers say somehow must reflect my opin- 
ions on whatever subject they're blathering on 
about. 

Most all of them dislike or attack the 
beliefs most near and dear to me, or laud the 
music I dislike the most, etc etc. That's just 
how it is. 

So how did this come about? Most of the 
columnists/ reviewers are chosen because they 
are idealists or naive geeks who foolishly be- 
lieve in sets of principles and are willing to 
back them up by slaving away for free month 
after month, year after year, on this silly zine. 
They are chosen because they have dreams or 
illusions that are based on unhappiness with 
the inequities and stupidities we encounter in 
this life, and because, somehow, they struggle 
onward. They may disagree in many manners 
of detail and approach, but they do share an 
outrage at the stupidity weare all subjected to, 
and exhibit interestingly neurotic reactions to 
said abuses, all done in a spirit that impels 
them to exclaim this publicly. 

Is ego involved? You bet! But it takes ego 
to believe that what you have cooked up in 
your little brain is worth sharing and being 
heard. But it also takes heart and desire and 
the drive to communicate. 

I thank them all for their insanity. But 
please, don't blame me personally for any- 
thing except the dumb things I say myself. 




SOLD 

Everybody hears, but no one's listening -Animal 



Farm 

In March of this year, the Twin Cities 
bore witness to the selling of the Alternative. 
Twice. The big bad corporate world came and 
bit us. 

In the first instance, Stern Publishing 
came to town and bought both of our alterna- 
tive weeklies. Within days, one of them — The 
Twin Cities Reader — had been economized in 
the name of progress. Deleted. Which would 
be expected policy for a media conglomer- 
ate — if they own the market, why pretend to 
diversity? 

That same month, local Alternative ra- 
dio station REV 105 was also bought and 
killed. Their owner sold them, and the new 
owner decided to drop the 'Revolution Ra- 
dio' format and switch to 'heavy metal.' 

The loss of The Reader is troubling, and 
it remains to be seen how well the remaining 
Stern weekly, City Pages, retains its focus. As 
for REV, we didn't lose so much as we gained 
a more honest understanding of how things 
work. 

REV was basically an alterna-rock sta- 
tion, its loss didn't really phase me. However, 
many of my friends actually liked the station 
and were sad to see it go. Indeed, its passing 
was a minor spectacle here, we'll be hearing 
about it for some time to come to be sure. Still, 
if anyone was actually surprised, they were 
not paying attention. The station did not get 
what it deserved so much as it got what it 
asked for. 

No one seemed to care so much about 
the ownership of the alternative radio station 
until it was sold off as property. Welcome to 
the real world, isn't it different? 

The point is simple. As distracted as 
any of us get, the machinations of capital are 
set to continue regardless. Abstract topics 
like 'corporate control' and 'free trade' are 
going to be impacting us, whether we are 
paying attention or not. 

Conventional wisdom would suggest 
that vast, monolithic trends such as economic 
globalization are natural processes, beyond 
control. By extension, it's too bad that REV is 
gone, but there was nothing to do about it. 
Thus, those who originally sold the station to 
Cargill in the first place are not culpable, they 
were simply "unlucky." You get what you 
pay for? How revolutionary. 

While we're busy being sold authentic- 
ity, certain other things are going on. This sort 
of distraction was once known as "bread and 
circuses." All we need. DeBord called it the 
"spectacle." For all I know, the packages I 
carry around downtown all day as a bike 
messenger are part of it. (Ever wonder about 
that? I do.) 

That's a maybe, but GATT and NAFTA 
are definitely big parts of "it." As are the 
austerity measures the IMF demands of the 
Third World, and the erosions of European 
social safety nets. There is no conspiracy of 
any sort, far from it. What we bear witness to 



is the coagulation of a set of clear and coher- 
ent economic interests. Lowering trade barri- 
ers, as with the trade accords, has the same 
consequence for corporations as carving away 
several decades' worth of social security does: 
less tax, more profit. 

The most honest description for un- 
checked economic globalization would be a 
"race to the bottom." If a company can pay 
someone else a dollar a day for your job, why 
the hell would they even think about hiring 
you. Since we're busy dismantling what we 
had of a social safety net in America, that 
would probably leave you fucked and far 
from home. They wouldn't actually put it that 
way, though — Public Relations would freak. 

"Downsizing" and layoffs, the fruit of 
NAFTA, occur when jobs are shipped over- 
seas to countries with less demanding labor 
and environmental laws. These laws, in turn, 
are undermined in what is called "de-regula- 
tion." That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? We 
want to get rid of all those pesky rules and 
regulations, right? The hell with "bureaucra- 
cy?" Well. Try dealing with your health in- 
surance company, if you are "lucky" enough 
to have one, to learn the true meaning of 
"bureaucracy." What are those office towers 
downtown full of, anyway? "White-collar 
workers?" Or corporate "bureaucrats?" That's 
kind of a problem with concision media. We 
just get an endless loop of buzzwords, be- 
cause it'd take too long to explain them. 

Not content with owning most of ev- 
erything, corporations are starting to demand 
what amount to citizenship rights. Citizens, 
here and elsewhere, are in turn having their 
rights economized in the name of progress. 
Without us, however, the landed class would 
be destitute. Think about it. 

Instead, we are sold "free trade." In 
reality, it is anything but free, in light of the 
enormous subsidies governments offer to 
corporations. A lot of companies could not be 
doing as they do if they actually existed in a 
free market. The operative phrase here is 
'corporate welfare.' Pillsbury, International 
Multifoods, right on down the line. Those big 
places in your town. Tens or hundreds of 
millions of dollars in some cases. If we're ever 
told to kick their ass and take their gas again, 
it very well could be more than money they 
ask. In Nigeria, Shell already does. 

Meanwhile, we're told to feel lucky by 
virtue of the fact that we can buy endless 
streams of trinkets, with the occasional useful 
item. As if economic exchange were the sole 
province of the corporation — they profane it 
in the extreme. Last Christmas's "Tickle-me- 
Elmo" dolls, for example, were the products 
of Chinese prison labor. 

Those "buy American" stickers are 
probably xenophobic pronouncements for 
some, but the main thrust of them was the 
hope that American goods were likely pro- 
duced by union labor receiving livable wag- 
es. How the tables have turned. 



Labor leaders such as Ron Carey or 
John Sweeney speak of reforming labor into a 
viable movement in this country, but the real 
work is done by those out organizing the 
campaigns. The AFL gave $35 million to Dem- 
ocrats in 1996, NAFTA and all, but there are 
those in labor who are true. The leadership 
probably felt they had to engage the political 
system this way, seeing as countervailing 
corporate interests are putting several times 
as much into the duopoly. For all that is done, 
the fact is that the American labor movement 
is outstripped by those in other countries- 
South Korea, France, Germany, other places. 
Other people take to the streets in general 
strikes over these very same issues. We can't 
even set aside our right to be cynical about 
unions. 

You have been told, over and over aga in, 
that unions are corrupt by nature. Look who's 
telling you that, and consider why that might 
be. Some unions were corrupt, some proba- 
bly still are. From there, it's a tad more consis- 
tent to get involved and try to improve things 
than to sit on the sidelines bitching about 
things. From the labor organizers I've known, 
I would surmise that old-style "corruption" 
as seen on TV is no longer depressing con- 
cern. Sweeney disappointed many in his first 
year- for example, in not offering more sup- 
port to the Detroit newspaper strikers- yet it 
would be a mistake to presume he speaks for 
the rank and file. He has said he'll do more 
this year; others in the labor movement are 
already that many steps ahead of him. They 
do what they can. If I can offer you one piece 
of advice, please think some more about 
unions. 

'Big labor' is generally cast in the media 
as having a clout equivalent to that of big 
money, this is disingenious in the extreme. In 
reality, corporations contribute far more to 
politicians than labor could ever manage, and 
they always have. 

Consuming wholesale other people's 
generalizations about unions is simply what 
we're expected to do, but none of that will 
change the fundamental equation — the boss 
is concerned with profiting from you. Ever 
have a grievance with your boss? Did it freak 
you out? What if you had the ample backup? 
What if you could demand your boss to re- 
spect you and pay you for your time? Expect- 
ing penultimate perfection from a union might 
be unwise, but the fact is that organized labor 
is one of the most powerful and time-tested 
forces we can have to secure our rights. 

We have, in this country, a relatively 
free access to information. Thing is, informa- 
tion isn't very colorful. It's not bread, let alone 
a circus. Through the filters of concision me- 
dia, events are made to seem intangible ab- 
stractions, disconnected from our everyday 
reality. The set-up simply happens to coin- 
cide with a clear and coherent set of interests. 
If we're distracted by endless indistinguish- 
able streams of pop and trivia, it is that much 



less likely that we'll pick up on those corpo- 
rate power-grabs that could impact our lives. 
Which is not to attribute motives, more to 
simply lay the record correctly — this should 
be obvious on the face of things. What we're 
bombastically told is important often is not 
that which having direct impacts upon our 
circumstances. Did the Simpson trial decide how 
much you get paid? 

One thing to watch for is the MIA. De- 
signed to compliment GATT and NAFTA, 
the Multilateral Investment Agreement could 
be coming before Congress in the coming 
year. As reported in The Nation, its purpose is 
"to grant translational investors the unre- 
stricted 'right' to buy , sell and move business- 
es — and other assets — wherever they want, 
whenever they want." Under consideration 
at the Organization for Economic Coopera- 
tion and Development, the MIA would su- 
perimpose itself above existing regulations 
that attempt to keep transnationals account- 
able, and bar any future attempts to do the 
same. 

The O.E.C.D., an organization of developed 
countries, is being pressured by American 
and European interests to adapt the MIA. It 
would then be leveraged onto the rest of the 
World. Already in "advanced" stages of ne- 
gotiation, any mention of the agreement is 
most curiously absent in the mainstream 
media. 

The agreement, which could be final- 
ized by the time you read this, could come 
before the Senate this fall. Clinton is already 
behind it. NAFTA all over again, only worse. 
Under the MIA, any corporation could take 
any state or city regulation before an unac- 
countable MIA body and have it overturned. 
Any local law that presumes to apply to any 
corporation. No shit. Think about what that 
might mean around here. Those Livable Wage 
proposals people fight so hard for? Toast. 
Along with any laws bold enough to try 
protecting, say, the Mississippi. 

Corporations are already in the habit of 
using the threat of moving as means to lever- 
age concessions out of unions; the MIA would 
make it illegal for any government to sanc- 
tion corporations for moving overseas. It 
would also disallow the linkage of tax breaks 
and subsidies to a corporation's behavior. 
That would make it official: the corporation as 
more poxoerfid titan the state. If you wonder 
about the state of democracy now, just you 
wait and try "electing" someone to a corpora- 
tion. They're often unaccountable now; the 
MIA is going for zero accountability. Any 
corporation on the planet could come to your 
town, fuck you, and then threaten to move if 
you didn't work for less. As Renato Ruggiero, 
director general of the World Trade Organi- 
zation, described it: "We are writing the con- 
stitution of a single global economy." An 
economy in which it would not only by diffi- 
cult to challenge corporate power, it would 
generally be illegal. 



This is the future President Clinton is 
prescribing for us. Yet another feeble attempt 
at sodomy. You vote for him? Settle much? 
Here it comes, home to roost. What is good for 
Wall Street, apparently, is good for all. 

The pittances we are offered would 
rightly be seen as insults by a previous gener- 
ation. We settle too often, us First- World 20- 
somethings, with our Mcjobs, because most 
of us have been denied anothervantage point. 
That, and sometimes there seems no choice. I 
can remember in my own life, maybe 2 years 
ago, when seven bucks an hour was real 
good. A plane-ride away, people do the same 
as me for a fraction of that. Globalization puts 
me in direct competition with them. You and 
me both. Who would benefit from something 
like that? 

Some will claim they "worked" for it. 
Most are lying, but it misses the point. Sandy 
Weill of Traveler's Group, for example, set an 
all-time record for executive compensation 
this year, at $94.1 million. His "work" in- 
cludes eliminating jobs, 1,000 last year alone. 

The point is the American propensity to 
let the rich off the hook. The Dream is just 
that, for it allows some to fantasize. So long as 
the few are allowed to hoard, there will never 
be enough to go around. The top one percen- 
tile of the country earns more than the entire 
bottom 40 percent of the population com- 
bined. That gap in income has been growing 
for the past 20 years, and it is costing us. For 
every Sandy Weill, how many thousands? 
Any attempts to reign in the excesses of cap- 
ital are instantly dismissed as "communist," 
yet the rich are able to buy the requisite 
influence to determine the circumstances by 
which our lives are lived. Minimum wage, for 
example, as opposed to a livable wage. And 
you know they wouldn't even pay people the 
minimum if they thought they could get away 
with it. Examples of just such a circumstance 
are a border away, and they are coming home 
to roost. That is what they think of us. And 
that is why I write. 

The 40-hour week was not doled out 
with benevolence, it was demanded and tak- 
en. "Class War" is not some radical fringe 
concept, it is the honest name for what the 
rich are laying on the rest of us. We did not 
give them the right to profit from our individ- 
ual economic insecurities, but this is exactly 
what they do. 

LET'S TAKE THE FIGHT TO THEM. If 
and when your job site experiences a unionizing 
campaign, support it wholeheartedly. Make some 
calls on your own, find out what your options 
are. Do it yourself. At the very least, think 
about what is happening all around you. All 
the layoffs, all the stress. It's not "natural," it's 
quite deliberate. Do understand that there are 
remedies to the situation that stop well short 
of Soviet-style communism. If you, as I, are in 
the "service industry," you have irreconcil- 
able differences with the elite. With that, rec- 
ognize that you have some common interests 



with others in your situation- there is some 
strength in numbers. Let's take their fucking 
'Generation X' stereotype of us and make 
them EAT IT. So long as we are settling for 
less, that is exactly what we will be getting. If 
our bosses actually gave a fuck about us, 
nobody would worry about being "down- 
sized." What would you do if you lost your 
job right now, and what do you do to hang 
onto it? How much stress do you suppose the 
average millionaire has to deal with? Some- 
thing to think about. 








There are pretty much only two kinds 
of people in the world... there are those who 
hate soap operas and there are those who 
claim to hate soap operas but could easily tell 
you that Billy's doing heroin again or that 
Mike Horton is trying to put the moves on 
Carrie. Obviously, I fall into the latter. (Actu- 
ally, Days Of Our Lives is the only soap that 
I even remotely pay attention to but I don't 
even own a T.V. so I don't really see it that 
much at all. Billy IS doing heroin again 
though.) 

Soap operas actually got their name 
because they were originally created by soap 
companies who wanted a forum on which 
they could advertise health and beauty prod- 
ucts to housewives. It holds true today as 
well. Leading the way is Cincinnati-based 
company, Proctor & Gamble (herein referred 
to as P&G). They actually still work with the 
studios that make the ultra-high quality dra- 
mas of Guiding Light, Another World, and 
As The World Turns. 

Proctor & Gamble (OK, from HERE in 
it'll be referred to as P&G), even though it's 
U.S.-based, makes over half of their revenues 
from outside the country. They are the world's 
#1 household products company, sporting 
such brands as Charmin, Crest, Pampers, 
NyQuil, and Ivory. They also make a herd of 
household cleaners and laundry detergents 
such as Bounce, Downy, Mr. Clean, and Tide. 
And what would a good multinational be 
without its own food line. They make Crisco, 
Folgers, JIF, Pringles, Sunny Delight, etc. P&G 
is also the largest cosmetics company in the 
United States, taking up 32% of the market, 
with Cover Girl, Giorgio, Oil of O'Lay, and 
Vidal Sasoon. They really do it all, don't they? 
P&G has been pissing off animal rights groups 
for years. They have always tested on animals 
and continue to do so to this day . Now, wheth- 
er or not this makes you mad depends on how 
you feel about animal rights issues. I think of 



it like this. Animals of every shape and size 
are being tortured in very unusual ways (to 
say the very least) and the experiments that 
they are 'involved' in net very little scientific 
research anyway. There are tons of compa- 
nies that don't use animal testing so why does 
P&G find it necessary. I mean, do I really need 
to use a shampoo that was squirted into some 
rabbit's eyes until he went blind? It sucks that 
these animals have to go through this (and 
not all of them make it through) and it sucks 
even more that they fund it with money they 
get from us consumers. Well, as you might 
guess, they contribute more gloom to the 
world than just that which is directed to- 
wards the animal kingdom. 

Their newest exercise in stupidity is 
related to humans. (I guess we're in the ani- 
mal kingdom too so, uh, never mind.) P&G 
has spent the last 25 years and some $200 
million researching Olestra, which is a fat- 
free fat substitute of sorts. It seems that a 
bunch of consumer rights groups have been 
sticking it to them over Olestra. Apparently, 
it has side effects with many people that 
include stomach pains and diarrhea. Olestra 
products were test marketed in a town just 10 
miles south of where I live. Local papers 
polled people who had tried it and the results 
were fairly bad. Very few people liked them 
and many became pretty ill. I guess P&G 
decided that they had spent too much time 
and money on this project to just ditch it 
because they are starting up a $10 million 
media blitz to promote it. They have hired the 
ad agency of Squier Knapp to do the promo- 
tion. This is the same ad agency that sold 
voters to Bill Clinton in Election '96. Pushing 
a product with sketchy health consequences 
to the general public might seem hard, but 
with a giant "Fat-Free" label, people could 
very will ignore the other label that reads, 
"Warning: Contains Olestra, which may cause 
stomach pains and/or loose stools!" Let's 
hope they can't pull it off. 

P&G dabbles a lot in media. Aside from 
the soap operas mentioned earlier, they signed 
a 3-year deal with Paramount T.V. (Owned 
by Viacom, which is the same company that 
gave us MTV) and German-based UFA Stu- 
dios. They're collectively spending $90 mil- 
lion to make 36 T.V. movies to send to Europe. 
(At least WE don't have to watch 'em.) Guess 
who will be the main advertiser for these 
movies? Do you think you'll see a fair amount 
of P&G products in the movies themselves? 
You betcha! They also recently pulled all their 
ads from talk shows, claiming that they didn't 
want to advertise on shows that feature gra- 
tuitous sex, foul language, and references to 
violence. Yep, you heard it here first. The 
makers and advertisers of Another World 
will not support shows that contain sex, bad- 
mouthing, and violence. I giggled when I 
read that one. 

With all this going for them, nobody in 
the mainstream press seems to notice P&G's 



history of dastardly deeds. When speaking of 
P&G, they are either marveling over some 
new wonder product of theirs, or they're 
drooling over their more-than-stellar stock 
performance. I even read a piece on how great 
P&G is for creating 4,000 new jobs last year. I 
wonder how many people remember 1993, 
when they began a "restructuring" process 
thatnixed 13,000 jobs and shut down 30plants. 
It's kind of the same concept as giving praise 
to the guy that took $100 from you for giving 
$35 of it back. That's exactly how it works 
though. Make them forget all the shoddy 
things you've done and make them remem- 
ber your minor accomplishments. PR at its 
finest. 

Well, I'm sure you know by now where 
you could find similar products that aren't 
padding the pockets of P&G so I'll leave you 



alone about it. I will, however, stress the 
importance that you do so though. P&G makes 
a good deal of soaps and detergents that are 
pretty rough on the environment and there 
are plenty of products that you could substi- 
tute that don't. Same goes for health and 
beauty products, food, and soap operas. (Ha) 
Many steps are suggested to break free of the 
corporate stranglehold we're in right now. 
Well, this is a damn good (and easy) start. 
Quit participating in the things you hate! 

MORE JUNK! 1. Due to my inability to 
correctly proof-read, I insinuated in my Coca- 
Cola column that I don't like root beer. (I 
believe my exact words were "I don't like root 
beer.") This is a grave mistake on my part 
since I consider root beer to be one of the Top 
5 Best Things Ever. (Vague category, I know.) 
I actually collect root beer bottles so if there's 



a root beer brewer in your town, send me a 
bottle (full, if possible) and you shall be re- 
warded justly. 2. Thanks to all the bands and 
people that have made my last couple of weeks 
so eventful. Receiving extra-special mention 
are THE DONNAS, BORIS THE SPRINKLER, 
BEATNIK TERMITES, THE NEW BOMB 
TURKS, ASININE SOLUTION, THE QUIN- 
CY PUNKS, THE SCUZZ, HOMELESS WON- 
DERS (playing naked, even!), and GORDY. 
Many thanks to all the bands and people that 
came to the Global Relief Festival. Special 
thanks to Erik Trexel (for making it all happen) 
and to Chris Berg (for providing the evening's 
entertainment). Hey Abbey! Chris wants to 
find you. Write to my address and I'll get you 
in touch with him.) Here it is again everybody: 
P.O. Box 504, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. Root 
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So here I sit, thankfully, with no bruised 
or cracked ribs or other pit injuries. Greetings, all 
MRR readers, from the smallest province in Canada: 
Prince Edward Island...capital city, Charlottetown, 
population: 31,500. home to THE BROWNIES, 
P.O.S.. OBSOLETE, DONT COUNT ON US and other 
bands who keep punk going in an area saturated 
with MuchMusic-influenced crap and trends. Any- 
way, what I'm saying is that there was an amazing 
show this weekend at the Arts Guild in 
Charlottetown. Besides the above mentioned lo- 
cal bands, FYM and THE WANKING FAMILY ( fea- 
turing Richard from Halifax, NS' THE CHITZ; see 
review in MRR 
169) also 
pummeled us 
with their pres- 
ence. 

The 
cool thing about 
this show was 
that it occurred 
onJune28.the 
first weekend 
after school 
closed for sum- 
mer. Lotsa shit 
going on in 
town, including 
some stupid rave attempt, which hurt attendance: 
(this sucked because it was Lionel from P.O.S.' 
second show he put on and I don't think he broke 
even ) but it also provided the show with a loyal 
and rowdy bunch of friends and fans intent on a 
good night. 

I'll be hon- 
est and say 
that I was 
late and 
missed OB- 
SOLETE, the 
first band to 
play, but I 
can attest to 
the fact that 
they play 
good 
hardcore, 
and can be 
heard on 
P E I ' s 
HARDCORE 

comp.. but more about that later. Next, THE 
BROWNIES did their set of classic influenced 
punk with a garage reality: the highlight being 
their spoken/sung national anthem parody "No 
Canada". Then. PISSED OFF SLOBS went on. and 
man, I've been waiting a long time for a band like 
this in Charlottetown. Frantic, intelligent, crusty 
pogo punk. Yeah. D.C.U. came on next with a 
super live show that kept the pit going. THE 




WANKING FAMILY then played a set of furious but 
fun punk. FYM (Free Your Mind) ended the night 
with an energetic bunch of non generic skate core 
tunes. 

Other Charlottetown news: there is a 
new record-getter in town; Pharoah'sTomb. Trevor 
Pharoah got his tax numbers or permit or what- 
ever and can get wholesale prices, and always has 
a new bunch of Oil. hardcore and punk vinyl for 
sale at decent prices. Farewell SUPERCAR? A few 
months after releasing their "6 Right On, Rock 
Songs" cassette, and after four years of playing in 
Charlottetown and around the Maritimes, it seems 
SUPERCAR are no more. Their singer, Andrew, got 
a job in Ottawa. Thanks for the memories, guys, 
and good luck. 

Neat story; last month, the Confedera- 
tion Bridge opened, joining our island with the 
rest of you Canadians. I guess it is the biggest 
goddamn bridge in the world or something, and 

there were tons 
of bigwigs in 
town checking it 
out and prob- 
ably looking for 
ways to capital- 
ize on it. Anyway, 
on May 28. at 
the previous Arts 
Guild show, 
some guy from 
Geffen Records 
came by. chat- 
ted to Tyler the 
promoter, and 
expressed inter- 
est in "expand- 
ing the careers of the bands...blah, blah, blah". He 
was informed that this was a non-profit show, and 
he was just there to make money. Tyler then went 
to the stage, took the mic and told the crowd what 
happened. This inspired a chorus of "FUCK MAJOR 

LABELS". It 
was great. 

I sug- 
gest everyone 
trytogetPEI's 
HARDCORE 
comp. It fea- 
tures P.O.S.. 
THE BROWN- 
IES, OBSO- 
LETE and 
D.C.U. Sound 
quality is bet- 
ter than 
demo-ish. 
and it's a 
great testa- 
ment to our 
scene. Send S3 to Lionel Stanley PO Box 812 
Cornwall. PEI COA 1H0. CANADA. 

FYM put out a 6 song 7 ". Great sound, 
cool soundbites, a little insult to Ben Weasel: 
skaters will love it. Write to FYM at 2 5 3 1 Philip St. 
Halifax. Nova Scotia B3L 3H1. THE WANKING 
FAMILY. I'm sure, can be reached through THE 
CHITZ address: P.O. Box 34029 Scotia Square 
R.P.O. Halifax. Nova Scotia B3J 3S1. I'm looking 



forward to their first release. 

Lack of venues and rednecks continue 
to be thorns i n the side of the PEI scene, but where 
is that not a problem? Anyway, that's about it for 
now. Hopefully, more Atlantic Canadian scene 
reports will grace these pages in the future. 
Anyone interested can write me at Dan 
MacCormac/ 1 2 Selkirk Crescent, Charlottetown. 
PEI/ CIA 3R6 CANADA. Quick hellos and thanks 
to: 803b Records in Calgary. Headache Records in 
NJ, BLANKS 77, ANGRY, YOUNG AND POOR, and 
all others who keep my mailbox full from time to 
time. Cheers 




Welcome. Taylor Nowhere here, of Go- 
ing Nowhere fanzine, here to give you all the 
information you need on the Colorado scene. 
Despite whatyou may thinkabout our scene, after 
the extremely skimpy BYOFL listings in which the 
only people who listed (with some exceptions) 
had nothing to do with the scene at all, or very 
little, Colorado has a great scene. There are many 
bands, labels, and zines, amongst many other 
things, which I am here to tellyou about, since you 
won't find a lot of this in BYOFL Here's who/what 
it consists of: 

Bands: We have an assortment of bands 
with variousstyles as well as ages. One of Colorado's 
best bands. PINHEAD CIRCUS, PO Box 731/ 
Golden. CO 80402. are now on BYO records, and 
their second full length, called "Detailed Instruc- 
tions For The Self Involved," is out now. following 
their first full length and debut 7" on Black Plastic 
Records out of Denver. CO. PINHEAD CIRCUS plays 
music full of energy and speedy punk rock. 
Straight outta Colorado Springs, the NOBODYS/ 
PO Box 1015/ Colorado Springs. CO 80901. 
should have theirsecond full length out sometime 
in the near future as well, following their constant 
touring and their first full length on their home 
label. Hopeless Records. They have six 7 "s on other 
labels: Soda Jerk ( which is a split with PINHEAD 
CIRCUS ). Stiff Pole. Just Add Water, and of course. 
Hopeless. 

SON OF SAM c/o No Recognition 
Records/ PO Box 508/ Evergreen. CO 80437 
and RANDOM VICTIM/ c/o Black Plastic Records/ 
PO Box 480832/ Denver. CO 80248. two punk 
ska bands, should have their split CD out by the 
time you read this as well, on local label Black 
Plastic Records. RANDOM VICTIM Also has a 3- 
song 7" on Black Plastic so check that out as well. 
SON OF SAM has an amazing 7" including 4 of 
their ska punk tunes on the local label out of 
Evergreen. CO called No Recognition Records/ 
P.O. Box 508/ Evergreen. CO 80437. This local 
label is also home to GUTBUCKET, a FOUR and 
F.Y.P influenced speedy pop punk band who also 
has a multi-song 7" out on NR. 

THE GAMITS! a great new pop punk 
band, who has been playing some great shows 
already, have a 5 song EP coming out on Drug- 
store Records (303) 278-4491, which should 



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be out by the time you read this. FOUR is back 
together, and alive and well, with a new drum- 
mer, and no second guitarist. They're playing their 
usual punk with a hint of ska here and there, 
including members also of the band. THE 
MESSYHAIRS, another new punk band locally, 
who I hear is pretty damn good themselves. THE 
GINDERS. 14/15 year old kids who play "punk 
rock so aggressive you'll be windmill kickin' your 
mom", according to Mike of Soda Jerk Records 
and Distribution/ P.O. Box 4056/ Boulder, CO 
80301. who will be putting out their 7" soon, 
even though these guys are a fairly new band to 
the scene. BEN HOGAN c/o Paco Garden Records/ 
569 E. Colfax Box 123/ Denver, CO 80203, an 
old school hardcore band that even the MRR 
reviewers loved, are starting to play some shows 
again, and will most likely have a full length tape 
out on my label Nowhere Records/ 7078 Van 
Gordon Ct./ Arvada. CO 80004. following their 
debut 7" on Paco Garden Records. 

Another one of Colorado's finest 
QUALM/ 9997 Hoyt PI./ Westminster. CO 80021. 
have put out their new 
full length tape, to sell 
on this summer's 
western US tour, and 
boy does it ROCK! They 
are also going to re- 
lease this on CD. as 
soon as they decide 
which label they are 
going to put it out on. 
The tape they put out 
themselves. Do your- 
selves a favor and 
check these guys out. 
if they come through 
your town, or order 
some of their stuff. This release will follow their 
split 7" with MINIMUM WAGE/ Box 4 163/ Ever- 
green. CO 80439. who has a Fat Wreck Chords 
influence to them, and is a pretty good band, but 
needs a little more work. They also released an old 
full length cassette, titled. "Masturbation is Physi- 
cally Harmful." which is out of print. 

BZORNGE deserves a mention, because 
they are a teenage pop punk band around these 
parts who are just starting to break their way into 
the local scene, and also have a full length 
cassette, titled "Rhymes with Orange." Last but not 
least. THE FAIRLANES/ 2960 Pennsylvania Ave./ 
Boulder. CO 80303. are another local band, who 
have been on tour a few times. They play SCREECH- 
ING WEASEL influenced, pop punk with lots of 
"wahoo's." They have two 7"s out. one brand new, 
being a split with DIGGER, and the other being 
their debut 7". Then they have a split CD out soon 
with OVERLAP. These records are all out on 
SuburbanHomeRecords/1750 30thSt.N°365/ 
Boulder. CO 80301. 

PETROL APATHY sucks and has totally 
sold out and fucked up the scene, and have sold 
their soul to the local asshole promoter Dan 
Steinburg. so don't support these guys and don't 
support 2B Announced Productions or Dan 
Steinburg. 

There are lots of other local bands, but 
I narrowed it down to the best, the ones who play 





a lot of shows, and my per- 
sonal favorites. 

ZINES: Colorado 
does have zines. as well. 
There have been more start- 
ing up around here, and 
some dying down around 
here, but here are the bet- 
ter ones, that still exist: Sub- 
urban Home, being the best 
of the local zines, and com- 
pares to some of the best out of state too. this free 
zine. which is on issue N°6. you can get for $1 
postage to: Suburban Home/ 1750 30th St. 
NP365/ Boulder. CO 8030 l.This is a great read, 
run by a great guy. who is totally supportive of the 
Colorado scene. This guy works hard to help out 
the punk rock scene in general so check him out. 
Going Nowhere, my fanzine, has been getting a lot 
better at writing, quality, and layout, since issue 
NP1. and we can actually call ourselves a zine 
now. Although there are some things I would 
obviously like to improve, I think we are a fairly 
good fanzine. We are 
on newsprint. As al- 
ways we are f ree...but 
you got to pay post- 
age, so send $1 for a 
copy to: Going No- 
where/ 7078 Van 
Gorden Ct./ Arvada. 
CO 80004. Then there 
is Midget 

Breakdancing Digest 
c/o Stuart Anderson/ 
3032 Mcintosh Dr./ 
Longmont.C080503. 
which is an amusing 
local zine. done on a 
copy machine. It is a halfsize. and is a free, 
amusing, local zine. Send some postage if you 
want one to the address above. Another cool, copy 
machined, half size zine. that comes out pretty 
regularity is Rats In the Hallway c/o Stephan 
Wild/ 5109 S. Elk Ridge Rd./ Evergreen. CO 
80439. which is worth checking out and costs 
$.50 to the address mentioned above. Creative 
Insanity used to be a great local, newsprint zine. 
but I haven't seen one in ages...some say it still 
exists though... 

Venues: Club 156 in 
Boulder is a great venue on the 
corner of Broadway and Euclid in 
the UMC building on CU campus. 
Admission is $5 a show. The club 
generally has 3-5 bands playing, 
serves beer w/ ID. and is one of 
the best local venues around. It 
has touring bands as well as local 
bands playing. Area 39. on 3900 
Pecos St. in Denver, is a bar run by 
a bunch of assholes who like to 
beat the shit out of moshers. the 
crowd, kick out paying customers, 
and not re-admit customers. The 
stage is split down the middle, so 
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can't complain too ; 
much because it's got- ! 
ten a little better. If there 
is one area the Colo- 
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it's probably venues. 

There is a ware- 
house that holds a lot of 
shows, which are usu- 
ally benefit shows, for 
causes like Food Not Bombs, and the scene in 
general, and is located on 2100 Arapahoe, in 
Denver. It usually hosts local bands, is all ages, and 
beer is sometimes served. It's a fun place, but 
when shows sell out at this warehouse, boy do the 
police get testy. Then there are places that hold 
shows that are generally for bigger bands, such as: 
The Ogden, The Bluebird, and the Mercury Cafe, 
who all have punk show occasionally. The prices 
are usually like $8 and only usually have 3 bands. 
The bands are usually big. but they are still good 
places to go. 

Record Stores: WaxTrax of Denver 638 
E. 13th Ave. Denver. CO 80203 and Boulder 
1143 13th St. Boulder. CO 80302,are both great 
record stores. Double Entendre in Denver is cheap, 
and Black and Read 7821 Wadsworth Blvd. 
Arvada. CO 80003. sells punk. All these stores sell 
vinyl, good punk bands, and some local bands too 
for your punk rock needs. 

Other: I really don't know what else 
there is...There isn't really anywhere for us kids to 
hang out these days.Ihat is a major problem 
around Coloradc.If it's coffee you're looking for, 
go up to Boulder where you can't pass a block 
with out seeing a coffeeshop, cause of all the 
college kids and all the dumb hippies. I guess that 
could be something else to do: Boulder is infested 
with them: Go beat up a hippie. 

Information: For more information, con- 
tact me at Going Nowhere/ 7078 Van Gordon Ct. 
/Arvada. CO 80004. or (303) 431-7168. but 
only call from noon-8 p.m. I will help you out if I 
can or direct you to someone I know who can help 
you if I can't. If you want to get a show in Colorado, 
the best person I know to contact is Virgil from 
Suburban Home: 1750 30th St. NP365/ Boul- 
der. CO 8 3 1 . My motivation for writi ng this was 
to help all the local 
people out who are try- 
ing to make a difference 
in the punk rock scene. 
Please write some of the 
people in this report and 
check something out of 
my list. It is all good 
people. good places, and 
good bands, so check out 
our scenes stuff. And if 
you do. please try to 
mention that you saw 
their name in my scene 
report. Thanks a lot for 
reading this far. for your 
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Big Mountain 



Right now, in Big Moun- 
tain Arizona, native Dineh 
(Navajo) residents are being 
forcibly evicted from their 
homes because of the interests 
of a coal mining company. It 
seems as though this is a sto- 
ry which we hear so often, yet 
here it is again, con- 
tinuing as we 
speak. 

The back- 
ground to the sto- 
ry is that the 
Dineh and Hopi 
peoples have lived 
peacefully together 
on land in the Big 
Mountain area. Part of 
this land, Black Mesa, holds 
particular religious and cul- 
tural significance. There is a 
Hopi prophecy which says 
that outsiders will want to 
devastate the Black Mesa 
area, and if they succeed, it 
will be the beginning of the 
end of the world. 

The problem is the Pea- 
body Coal Company. The com- 
pany has moved into this area 
and in it's own interest has es- 
tablished tribal councils, run 
by its own lawyers, to aid in 
the company's take over of the 
area. The Supreme Court has 
ruled that the Hopi people are 
not allowed to protest the ac- 
tions of the tribal councils. 

The Peabody Coal Com- 
pany has used it's political and 
economic muscle to force itself 
into the area, forcing the relo- 
cation of native people and 
devastating the already arid 
and unfriendly environment. 
The power plant built by the 
company causes air pollution 
so great it can be seen by as- 
tronauts in space. The water 
used by the company for their 
slurry line has caused springs 
and ground water to dry up, 
and many wells in the area 
have gone dry. 

The Peabody Coal Com- 




pany's political manipulation 
also involved helping through 
congress Public Law 93-531, a 
relocation act requiring 10,000 
Dineh to be moved from their 
homes. This is the largest relo- 
cation by the US Government 
since the internment of Japa- 
nese citizens during 
World War II. 

Another "un- 
fortunate" twist to 
the story is that the 
area were relocated 
Dineh have been 
forced to settle, near 
Shiprock AZ, are 
contaminated by mil- 
lions of tons of uranium 
ore, left over from the Church 
Rock uranium mining operation 
spill in 1979. The Little Colo- 
rado, the Puerco, and other riv- 
ers in the area are also contam- 
inated. 

A few hundred Dineh fam- 
ilies still live in the area, and 
they are bound to the land by 
tradition and culture. The Hopi 
councils set up by the mining 
company are aiding in the intim- 
idation and relocation of the re- 
maining Dineh residents, as 
they are harassed and their live- 
lihoods are destroyed when their 
livestock is impounded. Their 
homes and their livestock have 
been damaged by blasts from 
mining operations, excessive 
coal dust, and contaminated 
drinking water. The traditional 
people left on Big Mountain 
have essentially been given two 
options. They can relocate or, 
their livestock shall be confiscat- 
ed and they will die. This is quite 
effective, because sheep provide 
the only means of subsistence for 
the Dineh. 

The Peabody Coal Compa- 
ny has attempted to cover its 
effort by insinuating that this is 
a Hopi-Navajo land dispute, 
though this is hardly the case. 
The Dineh people are banning 
continued on page 2 




RIOT 101! 

y Last month we debuted a story about an incident 
at Minneapolis's Bombshelter. This follow up was 
submitted by Bryan Alft. Newspaper clippings 
supplied by Felix Von Havoc. 



On July 18th one of Min- 
neapolis' few semi-consistent 
DIY venues, the Bombshelter, 
was boarded up following what 
is being billed in the mainstream 
press as a 'riot'. Although not sur- 
prising, police and media ac- 
counts differ greatly from that of 
punks who attended the show. 

The club was an actual con- 
crete bombshelter which allowed 
very little ventilation inside the 
space. As a result, the heat drove 
many people up to street level, in 
front of the club, to 
cool off. 
As Defi- , 

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g an their .-CSSSS 
set quite a" few people 

were still outside and a minor ar- 
gument had broken out among 
people in the crowd on the side- 



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walk. As the organizers attempt- 
ed to calm the dispute and clear 
the sidewalk, a cop arrived and 
spotted the argument in progress. 
The cop claims to have seen an as- 
sault in progress and he and other 
officers entered the Bombshelter 
to 'apprehend the suspect'. This 
action was initiated with extreme 
hostility on the part of the police 
who completely disregarded the 
pleas of show organizers to allow 
the show to be disbanded 

. i«t riot q uiet 'y- In " 

mto «"«• stead the 

irtfi<* cops en- 
{SSSS^tered the 
space, pushing 
and hitting individuals and the re- 
sult was a somewhat hostile re- 
sponse by individuals in the club. 
What ensued was a series of scuf- 

continued on page 3 



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Exhibit l : This set list is from the August Agnostic Front 
show here in beautiful San Francisco. Notice the list of 
opening bands and people they want to thank, as well as 
the notes reminding them what to talk about between each 
song. Who said anything about punk rock being about 
spontaneity and youth? 



^^^■M^M 



October 1997 



San Francisco Critical Mass 
Makes Headlines - Again 



San Francisco's Criti- 
cal Mass bike ride has al- 
ways been notorious. But 
lately, things are heating 
up for Bay Area cyclists. 
Last month's ride set the 
precedent for further con- 
frontations between cy- 
clists and police in the 
coming months. 

July's ride was pre- 
ceded by a meeting be- 
tween Bike Coalition mem- 
bers and representatives of 
the city, who hammered 
out a proposed route for the 
ride. Mayor Willie Brown 
planned to make a speech 
but was greeted by a 
somewhat hostile crowd of 
cyclists in the plaza. He 
only got a few lines out 
before being shouted 
down by cries of "Where's 
your bike, Willie?" and a 
loud chorus of booing. The 
ride began with the SF Po- 
lice making a feeble at- 
tempt to keep the thou- 
sands of cyclists on the 
proposed route. 

Chaos ensued as bi- 
cyclists separated and 
then 



regrouped, making a mess 
of the rush hour traffic 
downtown. The police ap- 
proved route was thrown 
out the window and the 
new objective became a ride 
on the Bay Bridge. The Bay 
Bridge, unlike the Golden 
Gate Bridge, makes no pro- 
vision for either pedestrian 
or bicycle traffic. 

The police presence at 
the on ramps to the bridge 
was heavy, and a mass ride 
was not successful. Howev- 
er, at one point, about thirty 
cyclists did gain access to 
the freeway, though they 
chose to rejoin the group 
rather than be easily picked 
off by the police once sepa- 
rated. 

The ride continued 
with numerous confronta- 
tions between cops, drivers, 
and cyclists, ending in large 
numbers of cyclists being ar- 
rested and having their bi- 
cycles impounded (some 
newspapers listed number 
as high as 250 arrests), and 
many angry 



drivers. At points police 
massed with their helmets 
on, using the loudspeaker to 
tell bicyclists to disperse. 

News coverage of the 
ride was not favorable, 
though it did continue on the 
evening news for at least a 
week on some stations, as 
well as with numerous fol- 
low up articles in The Chron- 
icle and The Examiner. They 
said that Critical Mass riders 
are giving bicyclists a bad 
name and causing near riot 
situations, without giving air 
time to the issues of bicyclist 
safety and accessibility on 
city streets, as well as envi- 
ronmental issues. Some re- 
ports set the number of rid- 
ers participating in the July 
ride at 5,000. 

The ride takes off at 
6:00 P.M. on the last Friday 
of every month, from Jus- 
tin Herman Plaza (at the in- 
tersection of Market Street 
and Embarcadero, close to 
the Embarcadero BART sta- 
tion). 



\Jnctitica 




This photo is 

stolen from 

theSF 

Chronicle. 

Look for 

action 

filled 

photos 

from 

riders in 

next 

month's 

News! 




Big Mountain 
continued 

together and putting up a fight. 
They have made their first 
gains through the Executive 
Order on Environmental Jus- 
tice, signed into law by Presi- 
dent Clinton at the beginning 
of 1994, and through appealing 
Peabody's permit renewals. 

This is an ongoing strug- 
gle. To find out more informa- 
tion or to lend your support, 
please contact the Dineh Alli- 
ance at : 

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Alliance, P.O. Box 1042, Ho- 
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RIOT! CONTINUED FROM PAGE 

fles between punks and cops where 
the police began spraying mace into 
the crowd and swinging flashlights 
and collapsible batons almost imme- 
diately. Many people who were un- 
aware of the violence and were still 
watching the band were alerted to 
what was happening by clouds of 
mace. Since there was little ventila- 
tion and the police had pulled the 
only door shut behind them, the 
mace quickly overcame many. Peo- 
ple raced toward the only exit, only 
to be further maced at close range 
or beaten by police who were block- 
ing the stairs. In the confusion, a call 
went out that an officer was down, 
resulting in the arrival of a continu- 
ous stream of cops in riot gear. 




1 



Many of these cops stormed into the 
club with guns drawn, causing fur- 
ther panic in the club. Punks were 
beaten as they left the club, and the 
abuse continued as people, blinded 
by mace, didn't leave the immedi- 
ate area quickly enough for the po- 
lice. After the street had been seized 
by police and cordoned off by over 
40 police cars and as many as 150- 
200 cops (the show was attended by 
maybe 1 50 punks), those punks ran- 
domly grabbed by police were hand- 
cuffed and further beaten. In the end, 
13 punks were jailed. Some cops 
were reported to have needed med- 
ical attention as well, the most seri- 
ous being a broken arm. 

Immediately following the 



'CALENDER* 

Here are the upcoming events we have information for. The 
summer frenzy is winding down and the list is short this time. Please 
send me info on any conferences orfestivab you know of! This is not 
limited to punk events, we want political and social events as well. 
For a complete list including longer descriptions and other unrelated 
events. This is also not limited to US or North American 
events! Remember that this is contact information only. Please send 
me info here at MRR or at jenangel@mindspring.com - Thanks! 

October 5 Toronto Ont CANADA: Zine Fest 

The date for Canztne, the festival of Canadian alternative culture 
has been set! Sunday, October 5, 1997, downtown Toronto, Symp- 
tom Hall (Claremont Ave. — - four blocks west of Bathurst North of 
Queen). To book a table, find out what is going on, get posters and 
fliers, or get detailed directions, email broken pencil at 
halpen@interlog.com. 

October 1 7-19 Columbus. OH: Ami Racist Action Conference 
Contact ARA at 6 1 4-424-9074 for more information. Featured speak- 
ers include Ann Bolhen (maker of the film "Blood in The Face"), 
Nelson Johnson (1980 Greensboro Massacre survivor), along with 
an anti fascist march/rally, workshopws, and entertainment. 

November 1-2 Bloomington IN: Music Fest 
Saturday November I and Sunday November 2 @ Rhino's All-Ages 
16-20 band fest - contact us for info and to send demos: Fest, c/o 
residents, 602 S. Mitchell, Bloomington, IN 47401 

January 98 Montevideo, URAGUAY: Anarchist Conference 

Action Collective in Brasil, and Anarcho Punk Movement in 
Uruguay, are planning an Anarcho Punk International Gathering in 
Montevideo, Uruguay, in january*98. It's important to emphasize 
the political nature of this event, that have the finality to build forms 
of union and fight.. .and to meet friends, have some fun, talk a lot,...at 
last, create a confraternization relationship. 

If you want more information, send a E-mail to: 
a9512827@ccb2.ccb.ufsc.br. Or send a mail to: Anarcho Punk Ac- 
tion Collective - Caixa Postal 758 CEP 88010-970 Florianopolis- 
SC Brasil 

Have you attended a festival or conference recently? Write in 
to MRR NFM'S and tell us how it went! 



incident, police spokesmen made 
hyper-dramatic and exaggerated 
claims that police were "fighting 
for their lives" with "their backs to 
walls". Of course, the media did 
tie to represent viewpoints other 
than that of the police. Currently, 
the majority of the punks jailed af- 
ter this in- 
cident are 
out on bail ' 
and are 
scheduled 
to make 
their court 
appearanc- 
es at the 
end of Au- 
gust. The 
police have 
been cre- 
ative with 
the charges 
and thrown 
the book at 
most of the 
13. 10 of 
the punks 
have been 
charged 
with a 
range of of- 
fense s , 
from as- 
sault with a 
dangerous 
weapon to 



Profane Existence has done 
a good job of contacting the local 
media outlets with a perspective on 
the incident that is contrary to the 
official police reports and 

"••SSS^cw some area P a P ers 
ti on s 



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"But 
just who ji 
started ['£ 
the fight 

is unclear. Ac- ^^-Si; 
cording to Jon Krupa, one 
of the concert organizers, po- 
lice had their guns drawn as 
they chased a suspect into 
the crowded basement. Pan- 
ic ensued, he says, when po- 
lice sprayed mace in the 
crowded basement. There 
was only one exit, and when 
concertgoers — suffocating in 
the poorly ventilated room- 
— tried to flee, police beat 
them with clubs and flash- 
lights, he says. Police put out 
an "officer down" call, and 
the dozens of cops who re- 
sponded blocked of streets 
and beat anyone trying to 
leave." 



inciting a riot and obstructing jus- 
tice. The police report would be al- 
most comical (police claim one of 
the defendants yelled "fuck you 
pig. I'm revolting!") if it wasn't for 
the seriousness of their charges and 
the randomness at which people 
were grabbed and charged for 
them. In fact, some of the offenses 
could amount to as many as 7 years 
in prison and $14,000 in fines, with 
most defendants facing 3-4 counts 
each. 

The incident on July 18th 
was the culmination of increasing 
harassment by Minneapolis police 
against punks. The cops have ran- 
domly and violently arrested and 
held punks for such minor offens- 
es as jaywalking and panhandling 
all summer. This "riot" seems to 
have been spurred by police look- 
ing for an excuse to further crack 
down on the Minneapolis punk 
community and was unavoidable. 
Rather than allowing the show to 
be disbanded peacefully- as has 
been done in the past- police 
stormed in and incited the riot 
themselves. 



have 
repre- 
sented a 
bit of 

t h e 
punk 
c o m - 
muni- 
ties per- 
spec- 
t i v e . 
P . E . 
was 
also 
largely 
respon- 
s i b 1 e 
f o r 
helping 
those 
punks 
in jail 
with 
bail. 
Unfor- 
tunate- 
ly, very 
little 

documentation exists of what real- 
ly happened at the show that night. 
Cops went so far as to take a cam- 
era from someone documenting the 
police attack and expose the film. 
This kind of blackout will make a 
defense even more difficult for 
those punks arrested. Financial as- 
sistance is greatly needed to help 
offset the tremendous cost of the 
bail that has been posted and to hire 
effective lawyers for the accused 
(public defenders appear to be 
completely ineffectual). For more 
information on the incident or if 
you would like to make a donation, 
please call: (612) 813-1216, or 
write: Police Riot Defense Fund c/ 
o P.EV P. O. Box 8722/ Minneap- 
olis, MN 55408/ U.S.A. 

In the interest of full disclo- 
sure- something that the mainstream 
media avoids- please be aware that 
this brief article was written by 
someone who was not present at the 
show on the 1 8th. Police reports, in- 
terviews, press releases, and news- 
paper article were all used to attempt 
to assemble a short description of 
what occured that nisht. 



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As with most noteworthy record 

labels that have any sort of fan base, they start 

at the bottom and work their way op. Chris Pessimiser 

is no exception. He's been doing the label for aboot four 

years now and has quite a few releases under his belt. Starting 

with a handful of split singles and the now infamous "Cry Now. 

Cry Later" singles compilations, he's made quite a name for his 

label and the Los Angeles hardcore scene. I spent a few hours 

with him in January discussing his label, his community, and life 

in Inglewood. 

Interview and photos by Kevin Imamura. 



MRR: This is where you grew up, right? What s the charm ot Inglewood, what Keeps you nere^ 

C: You know all of the streets, all the people, the stores, where all the murders happened — all the usual bullshit. 

MRR: And all of the empty pools. 

C: Of course. A lot of good pools. Plus the money thing you know, it's a lot cheaper to live here. 

MRR- So anyway, how's married life treating you now that it's been over a year? 

C : Pretty good; eating a lot of good Mexican food. . . I don't know man, after so long, it was about time, you can't be 

fucking around forever. 

MRR: Absolutely. So let's get started where it all started: the Pessimiser Zine. How long ago and what was your driving 

force for starting the zine? 

C: I had read a bunch of zines that were pretty weak— 

MRR: For example? 

C: I don't remember, and that's just it— they're so forgettable... The first issue was like late '91 , early 92, somewhere 

around there? 



MRR: I think it was early '92. .,,... , , , 

C: We did that and just talked a bunch of shit about people — who deserved it . I didn't think anybody would give a fuck. I figured that it would be 

just a one-off type thing . . . 

MRR: So you had no intentions of doing other ones or keeping it going? • 

C ■ Nope I remember gluing all of the shit together and going to the copy shop and them saying "This is done all wrong I So the whole thing had to 

be cut and re-pasted on the floor of the place. So it was done and I got the copies and I was like "This is cool." Then like a week later I was like "Man, 

this is total dogshit! " But I sent one to Pat (Delaney) at KXLU (who did a hardcore show) and he mentioned it on the air. So that got me excited because 

I knew that someone had actually read it. So I said fuck it and decided to do another one, and another one and another 



MRR: So there were four total, right? 

C: Yep, four of 'em. ^r TU r- 

MRR: So with all of the demos and stuff you started getting, is that why you wanted to start "The Hour Ot The Goat 

radio show? Did that come out of the zine or was it just an after thought? 

C: Well, me and Phil (Vera, of 1 6 and Crom); a guy I think real highly of, we were all into the early Earache shit and old 

thrash/hardcore. The first time I remember talking to Phil, we were talking about the "Grindcrusher" comp and that's 

when we fell in love or whatever. From then on it was just like, "man you gotta hear this Abraxas demo I got," or 

Carbonized or whatever; there were all these bands and we would listen to Pat D's show and Phil said that there was 

no grmdcore or death metal or whatever you want to call it on that station. Back then, there was still some okay stuff 

going on. Phil went there (LMU) so he asked the program director if we could do a show. Finally they let us do it. 

MRR: And it's one in the morning. 

C: Yeah, it's from one to two in the morning. At that time slot, you can pretty much do what you want. That s why 

liked KXLU a lona time aqo, because the people just went for it and it was entertaining to listen to. They always had_ 



rad shows, the DJs had personalities. And it was a genuinely cool station. And that was what me and Phil tried to do. 

MRR: Give it some flavor? . . . 

C: Yeah, I mean the only hardcore show was Pat's and that turned into Naomi's. One hour of hardcore a week for all of southern California is ju 




; early. How do they expect people 



enough.' We started to get bummed because we knew that we could have a ton of people listening if we were on at a better time slot. Because not 

a lot of people are up that late. I can't even stay up to listen to Naomi's show and that starts at 1 1 . People have to work < 

to stay up 'til 2 in the morning for that shit — on a Monday! ' 

MRR- The first thing that you put out with Theologian was the 1 6/Fresh American Lamb split 7" that came with the Pessimiser zine #4. But it wasn t 

really until the show was ending and you did the "Cry Now, Cry Later" comp that things actually came together as a proper label. 

C: Yeah, that was the first proper release. 

MRR: And that pretty much came i 



it of the 



"Hour Of The Goat"" show? 



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C- 1 was writing to a lot of those people before the show happened, but I never really thought about putting out records 

back then because I had no idea who to even call about shit like that. All those bands, I had either a record or tape from 

them and just wrote them and said, "Look you know, I want to put this record out, this double 7". Originally, it was 

supposed to be a 12" but it didn't fit or something and then I went to this print shop got this big piece of paper from 

this guy. I started fucking around with the folds and it folded down perfectly to fit 2 records. I think that was how we 

decided to do it. I had been writing to a lot of the bands for kind of a long time. 

MRR: What year did the first comp come out? 

C: It was probably like '93 — it's all a blur. 

MRR: When you put out the first one, did you know or think that you were going to continue or did you think that it 

was going to be like how the zine started, as a one off. 

C- 1 only thought there were maybe like 300 or 400 people in the world that gave a fuck about that kind of music. We 

were originally only going to print 500 of them but because of the prices and after giving all of the bands their copies 

we decided to orint 1000. 



MRR: Did you end up re-pressing the first one? 

C: No, none of that stuff has been repressed. .- 

MRR: How did you initially hook up with Marc (Theodore) because his label (Theologian) is something completely separate and different from the joint 

C Marc and I used to work together back in like '87 or '88 at a skateboard shop. We just knew each other from working there. Then he left to start 
his record store Alternative Groove. Then one day I told him that Pessimiser 4 was going to cbme out, but I wanted it to have a glossy cover, 8 1/2 x 
1 1 and all of this shit I had come back from that tour with Fresh American Lamb and I told them that if I ever put out a record, I wanted them to be 
on it Around the same time I had just heard the double 7" that 1 6 had put out themselves and had started writing to them because that single just 
blew me away I ended up calling them up and talking with them about skating and shit. As it turned out, they had the same sort of fucked up sense 
of humor and liked the same shit I liked. So I asked them if they wanted to do the split with Fresh American Lamb. 



out there. We did 1 000 of them. 

MRR: You've put out what, four full length albums now, what's next? This isn't going to be like the zine? 

C No I definitely want to keep on putting out records, it's a lot more rewarding than doing a zine. The only reason 

why I stopped doing the zine was because I ran out of shit to say. I've been thinking about doing another one, but it's 

definitely not going to be 3 or 4 interviews, some reviews and a cover with some dead guy on it ... or some guy with 

an afro doing a hand-plant on a skateboard. 

MRR: What sort of fan base do you have with the label? 

C: All different kinds of people write, I answer everything. I mean I used to write people and order stuff all the time 

and I was always stoked when I got a note or a letter with my stuff. It makes it seem a lot more personal, not like a 

company, you know? It's like "I'm into this shit, and if you want, here it is; it's cheap. " Nobody is making a million bucks 

off of singles. 

MRR: I think that's probably whv a lot of labels like Slab a Ham have slowed down. 



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MRR: Damaged ever since - 
C: All of the dirt head guys at school would listen to Ozzy and Maiden and 
all of that shit. One day I went and picked up Fresh Fruit For Rotting 
Vegetables and pulled out the poster. It was just like "the party is over! " You 
know, there's no such thing as demons creeping through the city streets 
while you're riding some magic carpet through London or whatever. It's 
like, there a fucking girl with her head blown off and president Reagan 
saluting a television. That shit was reality and that's why I liked it so much. 
It was just raw. I've gotta say, that's probably one of the best records I've 
ever heard. So like that and all of the old thrash stuff: Slayer, Cryptic 
Slaughter, Venom, DRI, you know, those bands totally influenced me. 
MRR: I know that you used to be into a lot of the early rap groups. How did 
that come about from the hardcore/thrash thing? 
C: I thought rap was cool because when the first Public Enemy record came 
out, they sort of said the same type of shit, just in a different way. There's 
this guy from Inglewood called Mac 10 and he's okay; nothing political or 
groundbreaking. 
MRR: Really, you like that guy? 

C: I don't know, I just saw the one video on VH1 or whatever and I thought 
that it was pretty funny to see places that are around the corner from my 
house in music videos. So I guess it's cool to see someone finally come out 
of Inglewood because there's way too many guys coming out of ... I don't 
know, Newport beach or where ever. Besides, it seemed like all of rap music 
just turned into how everyone just talks about how bad ass they were and 
I don't know how that relates to anything. People compare rap to punk and 
say that it is the second coming or whatever, but I don't see it. 
MRR: Well definitely not now. I think in the beginning it might have started 
out that way, but rap completely strayed away from the political side of 
things a long time ago. Now things are just about me and my money, etc., 
etc. 

C: Yeah, the inner-city success ladder is so backwards anyway, I mean, there 
will be a guy with a cellular phone and a beeper and a car with $3000.00 
rims, but somewhere, there is a kid crying for that guy that he's not taking 
care of. That's just being weak minded. 

MRR: Do you feel strongly about any other social issues? Politics or 
anything? Do you give a fuck? 

C: I feel more strongly about community type stuff. I mean I'm not too 
versed on international politics. I just know politics as far as what I see 
around Inglewood. I see how the single parent family and 40 oz. of 
malt liquor and crack cocaine are killing everybody. It kills people and 
then it kills their kids too, before they even grow up. The CIA bringing 
cocaine into South Central — people like that, behind all of this shit 
— people like the beer companies who are making all of this money 
off of peoples' misfortunes, and don't give a fucking thing back, 
those are the people who should be held accountable for all of 
this shit. If sometime soon, there's like ten thousand people 
who storm their factories and say "we know where all of you 
fucking people live and we're going to kill all of your 
families because it is your fault! You're putting this shit 
into our neighborhoods and getting all these dudes to 
make drinking malt liquor acceptable. You're re- 
sponsible! All of the money that you've made, in 



this comfortable lifestyle that you live, is all 
because of our misfortune. And now we're gon- 
na take some of that shit back!" They can't be 
surprised when something like that happens. There's 
always consequences for everything. And all of these 
single parent families, I don't know what it is, if it is just a 
bunch of dudes who can't accept responsibility or what. If 
you're not going to raise the kid, don't be fucking, you know, 
that's it. Or whatever, use some kind of protection. If all of the 
dads were in the homes raising their kids, things would be so 
much better. These communities have the ability to be on their 
own. Don't let Anheuser Busch come in here and tell you what to 
do, tear down the fucking billboards. Tell the businesses to hire 
people from the community to work here, because we're sick of 
giving you our money and then you just split over the hill and spend 
it somewhere else. They have to be held accountable for that shit. It is 
definitely a two way street though. Citizens have to do their part too. 
They have to say, "We're not buying dope and malt liquor! " You have 
to put those people out of business. The companies have to be held 
accountable for the damage they've done and the citizens have to stop 
it right now. Stop the whole cycle. 

MRR: I think that that is half the problem though. There are a lot of people 
who want to change it but people are just too fucking lazy. They don't want 
to put their foot down. There's also just a lot of weak-minded people out 
there. 

C: Yeah, work is a good way to keep people in line. There's a lot of times 
when I've ridden my bicycle to work, worked 1 hours, ridden it back and 
... I just want to come home, watch the fucking hockey game and qo to 



sleep. I probably don't even end up watching the whole game because I'm 
so gone. So it's like, you just worked 10 hours and now you're going to 
march on some fucking liquor store or something. You don't have a lot of 
energy to do it but it's gotta be done sooner or later. There has to be some 
sort of community action. In Inglewood, something like that is starting up, 
I think it's called Inglewood Action. It's kind of like some covert thing were 
they hand out leaflets to different neighborhoods. They don't condone 
violence, but they're putting some of the city council people in check. For 
example, "Councilman so and so took the contract that was to make new 
uniforms for the trash collectors and had it done in some other city." 
Common sense tells you that since you work for the city and its citizens are 
paying your salary, you have to give the business back to the city. You have 
to recycle the money back in to the community. 

With all of the guns and pissed off people that are in this city, shit is 
just boiling over again. They can't just keep disrespecting the community by 
leaving them out of everything. Lack of jobs opens up a whole can of worms: 
illegitimacy, drug abuse, everything. A guy can't make a living, so he gets 
pissed and starts yelling at his kid — all of that shit. Everybody needs to have 
jobs. Everybody wants to work, well almost everybody. Everyone has to 
contribute to the area, whether it's talking to a kid, or organizing some shit 
to get some fucker out of the city council. And if it's not by writing letters, 
it's by intimidating him physically, you know? Like standing out in front of 
his car and saying, "You better do your job because we're paying you, we're 
your boss; you better do your job or some shit might happen to you." It's 
unfortunate that it has to happen that way, but I bet you it gets the point 
across. 'Cuz none of those fuckers live in Inglewood. They all go home to 
their place on the other side of the tracks or where ever. The people that run 
the community and police the community and clean the streets or whatever 
— it should all be done by the people in the community. And there are so 
many people here that can do it. They don't need outside interference — 
it has to stand on its own. And it can. It should. We have to quit calling the 
cops to fix problems we should fix by ourselves. 
MRR: So what do you have to say to all the drunk punks who seem to get 
fucked with all of the time? 

C: I don't know man, it's like, how many times have they gotten fucked up 
by the pigs? And then ask them, " Did you deserve it?" What should be the 
punishment for being drunk and pissing on someone's business? You 
know? Like me or you or anybody that's reading this, that's just worked 
hard and opened his business and some fucking idiot is pissing on his door. 
You know, what should the punishment be? The cops are gonna go get you 
a rag and some Windex and tell you to clean it up? 
MRR: Yeah, like that's gonna happen . . . 

C: A lot of people like to talk shit, but it's unwarranted. You can sit up in 
the fucking suburbs and say that pigs suck, but you got it fucking good! 
'Cuz they never fucking nailed you in the balls with a flashlight and called 
you a pussy. And then the cops get into a circle and say, "Hit me! I won't 
hit you back. " That's the worst feeling. 

MRR: Inglewood and South Central are not generally known for their. . . 
C : ... Nice, friendly service. Everybody who lives in the area has there police 
horror stories, and I believe them all. Stories where cops picked up some 
guy, took him out into the middle of the LAX fields and just left him there. 
I believe it. I know it happens. Maybe not as much as it did, but it still 



happens. People can't take it. It's like keeping an animal in a cage. When 

he gets the chance he's on their ass. It seems like that riot opened some 

people's eyes. 

MRR: Since we were kinda on the subject of money, what do you think ot 

bands and labels and selling out? 

C ■ I don't think that real hardcore bands have the potential to sell out. I think 

bands like Green Day and other bands like that, they always sounded like 

that It's not like they were some vegan-deathcore band and then all of a 

sudden they turned into a catchy band just to sell records. They played like 

that always. As far as going to a big label, I could care less. It's fucked that 

the music "industry" has so much power, because you know that whatever 

Green Day is making, the label is making ten times as much. It is just this 

huge money making machine. I don't know how the guys in Green Day lived 

before they sold a million records — they could have been eating oatmeal 

and grape kool-aid every night. So they've got some success and now 

they're like "Cool, we can have real food now! " I mean, how can you blame 

them? I could give a shit less. Whatever, power to them. That's their 

business. 

MRR: What do you think about the modern hardcore scene today? It seems, 

I don't know, not like it's some big trend, but it seems like there are a lot 

of bands popping up all over the place and a lot of them all sound the same. 

C: Well basically, all of those bands owe their existence to bands like MITB, 

Spazz, Crossed Out, No Comment . . . 

MRR: The Slap a Ham legacy lives on. 

C: Oh yeah, they just copy the Slap a Ham style, not that I'm really knocking 

any of the bands anywhere because you could say that every punk band or 

whatever is copying the Circle Jerks or . . . 

MRR: . . . Black Flag. And at least 3/4 of them really suck. 

C: Yeah, but the packaging is really good! 

MRR: It all seems pretty discouraging. Especially with the current crop of 

bands that we've heard lately. Like we had been discussing, it seems like a 

bunch of emo kids had a friend make them a tape of some Slap a Ham shit 

and they went nuts. It just seems like every band wants to sound like, I don't 

know, Rorschach. . . 

C: Yeah, or 20 changes in 10 seconds, whatever. Some of that shit just 

doesn't have any sort of groove to it. A band like Spazz or No Comment, 

even a group like DRI; they hauled ass butyou could feel like there wassome 

heart in it I know it sounds cheesy, but like they have soul, or something, 

you know? Excruciating Terror play at 1000 MPH, but they got some 

"groove" shit going on, you can tell they "feel" it. 

MRR: And everyone is doing it 

C: Yeah. Maybe that's why, because everybody can just do noisy shit and 

blast and throw in a couple of rolls with some idiot in a beenie screaming 

on it and that's a 7 " . And that'll be the cool new brutal power-violence band 

or something. 

MRR: What do you think about the term "Power-Violence"? Is it just some 

shitty phrase or what? 

C: I don't know man, again I think it's just all of those old Slap a Ham bands. 

MRR: And that was it? 

C: And that's it. There isn't really much more. The West Coast bands. I don't 

know what the East Coast was like. 



MRR: They had bands like Born Against ana Korscnacn, ouirnai seemeu n^e 
a whole separate thing. I mean they weren't going a million miles an hour, 
but they had their own sound . . . 
C: Just as brutal, though . . . 

MRR: it seems like LA. is getting a lot of attention again, and that's good. 
C : Bands like Stapled Shut and Excruciating Terror have been doing this shit 
for a long time and no one even gave a shit. 
MRR: You mean like with Nausea (L.A.) or . . . 

C ■ With Excruciating Terror, they've been around since like '91 . Some death 

metal people used to like them, but that's because those are the only 

people that they could get shows with. But now people are starting to hear 

about them and starting to realize that they're the shit. 

MRR: What sort of response has the label gotten from the critics? 

C: I'm totally grateful for all the reviews and all the people who are into 

it. It all helps, just to get into these zmes. You know though, you'll get 

a bad review, look at who wrote it and then read something else they 

reviewed and it'll be an album I thought was total dogshit. But they 

were like, "Fuck man, these guys, they re-invented rock 'n roll with 

this album ! " and I'm just like "What!?" So whatever, good reviews, 

bad reviews, fuck it. I don't think people need to read a review to 

convince themselves. They see the band name and they know 

what type of stuff the label puts out, so they should check it out. 

MRR: We mentioned skating and pools earlier, is that a big part 

of your life? 

C: It was. When I was like in junior high and high school, 

that was my life. Riding skateboards with my friends 

Maynard from Necrosis and Jose from Despise You, 

that's all I used to do. Listen to records and skate. 

MRR- Is that whv vou out a lot of skating clips in 



the issues of Pessimiser? A lot of times I wondered 

if people got any of that stuff. 

C: Yeah, I wondered too if people get that shit, the 

whole artwork and the skating pictures. It's kinda like 

someone from New York putting in subway pictures and 

like, I don't know, some fucking Hoagie stand — I don't 

know what the fuck they've got over there, you know? I would 

just be like, " It's a train or it's a sandwich stand. " I wouldn't have 

a clue, I've never been out there, but that's just what I know and 

grew up with. I'll still skate occasionally, but I'm a lot more reserved 

now cause I can't break anymore legs or anything. I've gotta wake 

up and go to work now . . . those 1 6 guys are washed up skaters too. 

They're in the same boat. 

MRR: Do you have any sort of religious views, to go along with all of 

the social commentary we brought up earlier? 

C: My wife is a Catholic and her family is pretty strict Catholics. I don't 

see anything wrong with that. There's pros and cons with everything. In 

some ways, I think that some of the rules that they want you follow, like 

raising your family; it's not like they're teaching people to go out and rob 

liquor stores or fuck girls all over the place. But on the other hand, it's a 

huge business . . . 

MRR: It's another corporation, like most religions have become. 

C: I've never met any Jesus freaks where I got turned off from the idea of 

religion. Some people are religious, some aren't. I don't consider myself 

religious, I wasn't baptized. I don't consider myself to be with any kind of 

religion, but I probably think that there is something up there, or out there 

or where ever, but I don't know what it is. And I'm not really interested in 

getting caught up in it. You die, you're dead; just go for it while you're here, 

I guess. But if people want to be religious, whatever, it's cool. It would be 

fucked if someone was trying to force you to be Catholic and riding me 

about it. It's like being vegetarian. If I want to switch, I will. If not . . . 

MRR: You'll still eat red meat three times a day — 

C: Bacon in the morning, steaks at night, burgers at lunch; naw, just 

kidding, I try to cut back on that stuff, but it's so fucking good I Blame it on 

Phil Vera. 

MRR: Yeah, I know that you were pretty vocal in a couple of the Pessimiser 

issues about your views on vegetarianism. 

C: Yeah, just because I thought that it was a stupid trend and that people 

were just doing it because it was fashionable. Fuck it, whatever. Vegetarian, 

that's cool. I don't cook any vegetarian dishes at my house so they would 

be going hungry if they were here. Burritos and taco trucks, all that garbage, 

I still eat it. You just gotta stay active. 

MRR: Well, is that a wrap? 

C: Yeah, people can write if they'd like: 



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about your problems with Elcktra? 
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enough that no one else would ever hav 
anything close to it.. .so we picked it. Of 
course, there's about five other hands that 
have that name. 

The Elcktra thing., here's the amended 
version. They signccf a band w/ the same 
name, found out about us, and told us to quit 
using the name. We found out we'd had the 
name longcr.so we had the rights to it. They 
offered us some money ( unofficially 
$30,000) to change it, we said no. their band 
changed their name to HOT WATER and 
called their album "hot water music". The 
funny thing is that no one really knows what 
the publisher of the book, Black Sparrow 
Press, thinks about the whole thing of if they 
even know. [For more info see the article in 
No Idea #12.] 
MRR: I want to ask a few background ques- 



itions, like I heard 
that George and 
Jason used to go to 
a music tvpe high 
school - what influ- 
ence did that have 
on where you are 
now? 

Jason: George and 
I went to a half-day 
program in high- 
school similar to 
Fame. It was an 
arts program w/ 
music, dance, etc. 
So, George and I 
can read music and 
all that shit. I was 
actually a music 
major my first year 
at the University of 
_ upright bass in the orches- 
tra. It definitely has had an influence on our 
sound in that George and I think of things in 
different terms than a lot of people. ..for 
i were jazz majors at the afore- 
ii ichuuiicu nigh school, so we really play a lot 
more like a traditional rhythm section than 
. ^ass and drums in a 'lot of bands do. I 
listen to George and he listens to me a lot 
more than we listen to Chris and Chuck. It's 
kind of hard to explain unless you know what 
I'm talking about... but it's something that I 
at least think sets us apart from a lot ofbands. 
Be that good or bad, I'm not sure. 
MRR: Which one of vou writes most of the 
song lyrics? On the new LP there's a few 
songs which lean toward scene stuff 
("Drunken Third" and "Rock Singer") and 
most deal with personal stuff... where do you 
get the ideas foryour songs? What, for exam- 
ple , inspired you to write "North and About" 
or 220 Years"? One of your friends told me to 
ask how your childhoods/backgrounds play 
into your lyrical content - do you have any 
comment on that? 

Jason: If they sing it they write it.. George 
and I don't really have anything to do with 
lyrics. Most times we don't even know what 
they are until the album comes out and we 



can read along like everybody else. 

The ideas for our songs... I'll speak for 
Chris and Chuck here only because we've 
had a lot of discussion on this topic... thevall 
come from personal stuff. "220" is about 
revolution, about how fucked up things real- 
ly are today and how hard it is to find a way 
to do anything about it (I think). "North a 
About" is about tour and plaving shows, 
just how amazing it is to us that we've b 
able to do that at all. 

Our childhood and background 
can't really answer that... I think it's proba 
the same as for anyone else. Obviously w 
you experience growing up has a big imp 
on how you turn out. 
Chris: As for the lyrics, me and Chuck write 
most of them, and over the course of this 
band the lyrics have come from all over . It's 
hard to get into it without getting into every 
song apart from the whole, but as for drunk- 
en third and rock singer, they definitely 
about the scene, we wrote drunken third 
because at the time, the Gainesville scene 
wasn't as tight as it had been before. It 
seemed like everyone's personal politics 
were dividing us up into stupid little groups 
where people could point fingers and talk 
shit from. It sucked, and bugs the hell out of 
me when I see it happening. Rock Singer was 
just a reaction to someone that couldn't stop 
talking shit about us. North and About is one 
of our many songs about touring. About all 
the friends we've met on the road, being 
broke 1000 miles from home, playing every 
night in front of people we've never seen 
before, and how the truths that people share 
with us keep us going through alt the bullshit. 
220? We don't usually write songs about 
politics because our personal beliefs don't 
always meet a hundred percent of the time, 
but I guess you could say it's our "smash the 
government, big brother is bad news" song. 
As for childhoods/backgrounds, like I said, 
without a specific example it's hard to get 
into it, but Chuck has written about his 
family, and stuff he's gone through and con- 
tinues to go through with them but it's not 
my place to explain it all. 
MRR: How do you feel about the compari- 



MRR: How do you feel about the compari- minions working 

sons that are generally made of your band, put out a lot of re< 

like to Fuel, for example? we grew up on. 

Jason: The Fuel comparison — We're all ex- p.o.v. also. (Th; 

tremcly flattered by it. They were an amazing Doghouse... wor 

band. I think one major difference is that want, it's pretty 

thev were very politically and socially aware MRR: Talk abou 

in their lyrical content, and we're not. So, as ity" to the seen 

long as the comparison is musical, I think it's talking" and thin 

fairly understandable. Lyrically, though.. .1 experiences with 

would feel awkward because we don't touch your band. [Whk 

on the same topics as they did that often. The dispel or you car 

funny thing is is that none of us had the general] 

record until it was reissued, so it was kind ol Jason: I think "ai 

a weird comparison at first. ..we'd heard a lot of people do 

them before (the Lookout 7", blah blah), but way the "scene" ' 

I think it was more of both bands having the at least, if you sa; 

same influences, not us being influenced by someone, inforn 

them. absolutely ruin t 

MRR: You just did a full length on No Idea, have very far-rca 

but you're considering a switch to Doghouse ample, the rumi 

- why is that? Talk a little bit about the idea friends. First off 

of *signing* to a label, and what that means most a year now 

to your idea of DIY. would not have 1 

Jason: The switch to Doghouse, which will punching Heath 

probably be official by the time this goes to also been dating 

print, we're pretty excited about it. We did almost two year: 

two full-lengths and some other stuff w/ No started, as far a 

Idea and Toybox.. .it was all really cool. They girlfriend's cx-bc 

helped us out from the get go, and Var and had a falling out 

Sean are good friends, above and beyond the ing this girl, who 

"label guy" thing. We just wanted to get date. So. .if anyo 

something out with some different people, jealousy, we do, i 

Almost EVERYTHING we've put out has problems, but tr 

been by someone from Florida, which I think and this isn't the j 

has worked against us somewhat. When we to talk about it. ' 

started we always said we wanted to do as was carried to th< 

much stuff with as many people as possible, girl in Cali who < 

and that's what we're doing. We also have a was about from i 

7" coming out on Allied soon... so, we're just took it upon her 

trying something different. the evil HOT W 

The inevitable "contract" question. A lot out a million fli 

of labels are starting to use contracts in one band, they're wi 

form or another. I think it all sort of stems other garbage, 

from the whole Green Day/Nirvana syn- lot... there are 

drome, where labels want to cover their ass wouldn't do anvt 

and make sure they don't get screwed now because they bel 

that "punk" is a viable commodity. But you but still didn't w; 

know a million punk bands had contracts rumor. I can't b 

way before that whole thing. However it being associatec 

started, we have no problem with it. It pro- don't say shit ab< 

tects you as a band as much as it does the and b) think aboi 

label, if you aren't careless about it. It's like ONE in the siti 

this, for us anyway. ..If you're going to "give" who allegedly die 

someone a rccorcf, let's say 1 1 songs, that's a to deal w/ it ( the 

lot of your time spent writing those songs. If all, we've gotten 

you see someone flush 11 of your songs down people, but we 

the toilet... it wouldn't be cool. That's never about every 
happened to 

pve b = fueling the hate 

known the peo- *^ 

pie doing our 

records. ..we don't really know Dirk from once in a while 

Doghouse that well and he doesn't know us, and it feels like 

either. ..but with a contract we both know we're back at 

what we're expected to do for each other. We square one w/ it 

loose a lot of stuff doing the band as full-on all over again, 

as we do. ..jobs, rent money, free time, time Luckily for us, 

w/ friends and family. ..so for us it's just a most everyone 

guarantee that someone is going to work for that has heard 

us as hard as we'll work for them. About our the rumor has 

idea of DIY.. .we never put out our own confronted us a 

records anyway, so we've never "done it bout to hear our 

ourselves" from that end of the band. We've side of the sto- 

always had a big hand in it.. doing the layout ry. We're all re- 

and so on ...but there's never been a HOT ally grateful for 

WATER MUSIC record that we put out that, 

ourselves. So it doesn't affect our idea of DIY MRR: Since 

at all. It's not like we have thousands of you've toured 



minions working for us, just Dirk. He's also 
put out a lot of records we like, some of which 
we grew up on. So it's exciting from that 
p.o.v. also. (That's also a reason we like 
Doghouse... word this last part however you 
want, it's pretty jumbled). 
MRR: Talk about the issue of "accountabil- 
ity" to the scene. And that includes "shit 
talking" and things, because you've had bad 
experiences with rumors going around about 
your band. [Which you can take a moment to 
dispel or you can just talk about the issue in 
general] 

Jason: I think "accountability" is something 
a lot of people don't think about enough. The 
way the "scene" works, from our experience 
at least, if you say something negative about 
someone, informed or uninformed... it can 
absolutely ruin their reputation, which can 
have very far-reaching effects. Take, for ex- 
ample, the rumors of us beating our girl- 
friends. First off, I've been engaged for al- 
most a year now... I would like to think that 
would not have happened if I had a habit of 
punching Heather's lights out. George has 
also been dating the same person, Mean, for 
almost two years, I think. That rumor was 
started, as far as we know, by Chris' ex- 
girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, with whom Chris 
had a falling out BECAUSE he started dat- 
ing this girl, who the other guy still wanted to 
date. So. .if anyone smells vicious attack of 
jealousy, we do, too. That girl also has some 
problems, but that's not anyone's business 
and this isn't the place and I'm not the person 
to talk about it. The point is that the rumor 
was carried to the extent that it was by some 
girl in Cali who didn't know us or the girl it 
was about from a pile of horse shit. And she 
took it upon herself to save the world from 
the evil HOT WATER MUSIC by sending 
out a million fliers saying don't book this 
band, they're women beaters and all this 
other garbage. That rumor has cost us a 
lot. ..there are labels and people who 
wouldn't do anything (shows, records) w/ us 
because they believed us that it wasn't true, 
but still didn't want to be associated w/ that 
rumor. I can't blame them at all. ..we hate 
being associated w/it. I just think that a) 
don't say shit about people you don't know, 
and b) think about how that affects EVERY- 
ONE in the situation, not just the people 
who allegedly did wrong. The "victims" have 
to deal w/ it ( the repercussions), too. Over- 
all, we've gotten past the rumor w/ a lot of 
people, but we still have someone ask us 
about every 



some, how would you describe the scene in 
Gainesville as compared to other places? It 
seems to have a real community, hometown 
feel, from an outsider's perspective. 
Jason: Gainesville does have a community 
feel to it. It's still just about our favorite place 
to play. Richmond is also an amazing town. 
Jersey is great as well. I would say Richmond 
is a lot like Gainesville in that all the punks at 
least know each other if they're not friends, 
and they see , to try and work together for the 
"scene". The close-nit community thing can 
get really lame at times, though. Sometimes 
it seems like in you're in a relationship w/ 
about 800 different people. ..people really 
tend to get in each other's business a little too 
much in Gainesville sometimes, and that has 
its adverse effects on the scene. There's also 
an extraordinary amount of shit-talking and 
conjecture involved in a scene that commu- 
nity oriented, but I think it works out much 
better than a scene that's say, stratified into 
SXE kids and emo kids and punk kids or 
whatever. G-ville has done a decent job of 
steering clear of that sort of mentality. It 
definitely exists, but not to the point that it 
does in a lot of places we've been. 
M RR: I know that some of you are in school, 
or have jobs, but I wanted to ask about how 
you guys feel about the issues of being punk 
rock and the societal push to be legitimate - 
like to have jobs, make money, and all of that. 
How do you reconcile the two? 
Jason: Real jobs. ..none of us have one. if 
that helps. This is a tough question because 
I don;t think it's one that many of us think 
about. I'm graduating w/ my BA in English 
in June, but I have no plans of joining the 
work force anytime soon.. .we're going to 
concentrate on the band for awhile. I know 
Chris eventually wants to teach... George 
wants to play drums... and I'm not too sure 
about what Chuck sees himself doing down 
the line. I think we'll probably fall prey to 
paying the rent and working for the man, 
eventually. I'm thinking of going back to 
school and getting a degree in computer 
programming just because English isn't the 
most marketable thing. I said marketable, if 
that's any other indication of my stance, at 
least. George and I are also considering 
going to music school in Boston somewhere 
down the line, possibly becoming studio 
musicians. I can definitely say that we'd be 
ecstatic if all we did was tour and play. . .take 
that how you want, because I'm sure every- 
one will no matter how I try to justify it. 



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I can remember the first time I 
saw My 3 Scum as if it happened 
yesterday. A small club in Erie 
with tons of punks all over the 

£ S e l^ en five y eare ago ^ey 
had the reputation for being 
around helping out the scene 
forever. And at the present date 
Im proud to say little has 
changed. Their dedication and 
sincerity to punk has been a 
huge influence on my life and 
Im sure many others who are 
part of the entire punk scene, in 
trie and elsewhere. My 3 Scum 
are CRK) Robert S. Kellogg II - 
guitar, vocals; CLB) Larry "The 

?£$?£* \ ha 1 g ' h *cking vocals; 
CMLJ Michael Lozano - drums, 
backing vocals. Interview Bv 
Ryan Taxles. 

MRR: How long have you been 
together? 

RK: Nine years? Nine years and 
one month. We started in 1988 
Trie original members were 
Larry and I, and we had Kenny 
from the Mollies play drums for 
us and then Gary Brona played 
with us for seven years, now 
Mike here has been playincr 
with us ever since. 
MRRVouVe been involved 
witn the Erie scene for quite 
a few years now. Over the 
course of growing up 
there, being in bands, 
going to shows... In your 
eyes, how has it pro- 
gressed/changed? 
LB: Definitely on a rebound 
again. Seems like every four 
years it sinks off and then picks 

There used to be bands like Un- 
derground System who were re- 
ally good. There were The X- 
Whites. The Frenchmen. Blood 
Pudding. The Lost, Backwash 
Newer ones would be The Go Go 
* a X S ' J^e Retods, The Mollies, 
Spike T. Punch, Brother's Keeper 
and all of the hardcore scene 

?* rP 1 l ely S ? me re ally good 
Stuff through here then and 
now. As far as recent shows, not 

i^f + u g + J Uri °^ S Geor ? e Played 
and that drew about 400 people 
the Electric Frankenstein show 
was good too. Quite a few labels 



and bands call us for shows be- 
cause of the label and store now 
So I think that has really helped 
m a number of ways as well. 
Debbi Lyon at Record Country 
lias always been really support- 
ive as far as doing columns in 
tne local papers. 
K: But the />^ overall scene, 




it comes ^sj/ an d goes, 
it was cooler ^y when we 
were younger. We had the 
Scum House going and every- 
body was hanging out. 
MRR: Scum House? Well I was 

ZZZu- ft*^ that later ' but what 
was it like? 

LB: Dirt. Total decadence 

ML: Last time I checked, there 

was nothing but hot dogs and 

beer m the refrigerator ' 

LB: Many bands stayed with us 

there hke NOFX, before they 

w f re ffillionaires. Ur<?e ° ver ~ 

KiH, The Laughing Hyenas. The 



Digits, MDC, and who was that 
retard parade? Guilt Parade 
trom Canada. And hundreds of 
others. Many touring bands, we 
put everybody up for three or 
four years there. Had shows at 
l tie Continental... 
RK: Well, sometimes that guy 
never came to open it up so we 
would have to go to that girls 
basement Unauthorized, no- 
body like that too much 
MRR: When was the first Conti- 
nental Cfamous club in Erie 
where tons of bands 
have played over the 
years} show? 
LB: A long time ago, 1988 
It was Backwash, The Lost 
and us... 

RK: We had 400 kids the 
tirst show and we thought 
we were going to be rich, but 
now we're lucky if we can get 
enough money to buy new 
»^V^ els ^ or m Y wheel chair. 
MRR: What? How old are you 
guys? y 

RK: 28 
ML: Old, 29. 

LB: What should I be now? I'd be 
about lOS in dog years. 

MRR: So you guys have your own 
Store and label now? 
RK: Yeah, we started it a few 
years ago. Larry and I just decid - 
ed we wanted to sell punk rock 
and basically just the stuff we 
really like. 

LB: It was always Something that 
we wanted to do and then two 
years ago it actually started to 
nappen. At first when we opened 
up wehad five records and one 
CD. We just built it from there 
trom the ground up. No loans 
no nothing. Now we have the 
mega, super store. 

t^ w I n it 1 s ? lf ~ sup P° rtive yet? 

LB: Well, like any business, we 

F^ n ^ h ^ OIley irt here a nd there 
We did lose two grand the first 
year. Not as bad as we expected 
but it s building. We're trying to 
lceep up on other things like the 
literary rack, like no other indie 
record store in Erie sells Fact- 
sheet S. And besides all the reg- 
ulars we try and carry stuff like 
Cometbus, Motor Booty, Gear- 



head. Bunny Hop, and of course. 
Catch 22. I read a lot so... 
MRR: What do you do outside 
of the band? 
LB: I cook for a 
living, that's my 
real job. Be- 
cause every- 
body knows you 
aren't going to 
make any mon- 
ey off of punk 
rock so don't get 
any pipe 

dreams of how 
you're gonna be 
in a punk rock 
band and make 
millions be- 
cause it ain't 
gonna happen. 
MRR: Where do 
you dook? 
LB: Usually in a 
kitchen, no, uh 
in an old folks 
home. They love 
me though, I'm 
the best at the 
goulash. They 
get everything 
man, they get 
fried ribs... I'm a 
chef man... 
MRR: My friends Justin and Iggy 
wipe butts at a place like that, 
how about you? 
LB: What? No, no man... I'm 
Strictly in the kitchen, that's not 
part of my job. No interaction 
with 

the old folks like that. Yeah, 
that's a bad job. I would have to 
cut it off before I started wiping 
butts. I'll feed it to them, but I 
ain't gonna wipe it off their ass- 
es. 

KR: I used to work at the Elby's on 
Peach St. -when I was younger 
and I didn't have a car so I 
could just stagger over there 
drunk and still bus tables. 
MRR: When I was S, you -were 
probably our bus boy because I 
used to live on Prospect. 
LB: When you were 3? Hey, -we're 
not that old. What are you al- 
most fifteen then, right? No, 
when I go there now I get the 
discount, for senior citizens. 
MRR: How -was that show the 
other night, with Marky Ra- 
mone? 

RK: Oh, it was pretty cool except 
for the manager. He was a total 
dick, I wanted to crush his head. 
LB: Bob has a problem -with au- 
thority. 

RK: He -was telling me to shut the 
camera off and then he got the 
bouncer on me. 

LB: That manager -was rock and 
roll. He got a six year degree in 
Asshole, and a BS in Fucking 
Around. But Marky -was totally 
cool. 

RK: Yeah, to any bands who are 
reading this interview: If you 
can't really party, don't come to 
Erie. People stay over night and 




always want to go to sleep before 
the sun comes up. We like to 
keep partying after the shows. 
LB: That's the 
longevity of the 
band, if we didn't 
drink so much 
we'd probably 
hate each other. 
MRR: Tour Sto- 
ries? 

LB: Everyone 
knows those stay 
on the road! Just 
never drive an 
old '74 Cadillac 
Hearst on tour. 
RK: I painted it 
purple and it 
-was really fast 
and you had 10 or 
15 feet of metal 
on either end to 
keep you from 
getting hurt if 
you wrecked it. It 
-was a really good 
tour vehicle un- 
til it started fall- 
ing apart. 
MRR: Same type 
of ear that car- 
ries bodies 
around to funer- 
als and stuff, right? 

LB: Yeah, it carried our bodies all 

around. We bought it from a 

locksmith and now some crazy 

magician bought it from us. It 

would be magic if he could get it 

to run. 

MJRR: So -with the label, you guys 

just put out this kids 7"? 

Rob from the Go Go Rays runs 

by. 

LB: Yeah., this kid's 

a sell-out already, 

just getting 

Signed to Moon/ 

Ska... No, but re- 
ally... Their 

record has 

been selling 

really fast. 

Rob's a lifer 

in the scene 

himself. He 

used to 

roadie for 

us back in 

the day. 

Oh, and 

our new 

7 , "You 

Creep 

M e 

Out" has 

been mov 

ing pretty quick 

Actually, Maximum 

gave it a really excellent 

review too. Soon our full 

length will be out on Push 

Records with a CD ROM of our 

history and Stuff as well, like a 

big scrap book. 

MRR: what do you have to say 

about punk as a community? 

RK: Punk is the only scene that 

supports itself and is the only 




scene -where the idea is to be cool 
with everyone and the other 
parts of the community. When I 
used to run the sound at Shoot- 
er's 

the metal bands -would come in 
there with big attitudes and 
Stuff. They'd fuck up your 
equipment because they didn't 
care, they just didn't give a shit. 
Those bands don't give each 
other shows the way the punk 
scene does. In punk, people cor- 
respond. 

LB: Anywhere we cto -we run into 
cool people, it's self-supporting 
and that just isn't the same with 
other scenes. My -whole life I've 
been doing this. I think that 
punk is so much more than all 
this overnight shit. I mean, we're 
just doing what we want to do, 
and we've proven that after nine 
years -we are doing this because 
we want to, not because of some - 
bodys rules on how things 
should be done. You do -what you 
can do for it. That's what in- 
spires me personally-to 
keep consistent over 
the last nine 
years and 
keep 




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n d 
r then to 
juild a 
'busi- 
r ness off 
r of it, and 
small 
label, 
lat's re- 
r ally some- 
ling for us, 
r to come from 
no cash "^^and then the 
dedication turns into 
Something real and meaningful. 
Write and/or visit Eerie Records 
at 2408 Peach St., Erie, PA 16S02, 
C814) 4S6-68S2 




The Bristols are the hot new beat combo mas- 
terminded by Liam Watson ant Ed Deegan, the engi- 
neers at London's Toe Rag Vintage Recording Studios. 
Their debut single "Questions I Can't Answer" comes 
drenched in thunderous Joe Meek echo and features 
the alluring Gitaines smoke-saturated, French-accent- 
ed vocals of Fabienne Del Sol. 

When I arrived at Toe Rag the tough-as-nails 
live-in cat Nero had just sprayed the floor with 100- 
prooftom cat testosterone and Liam was mopping up. 
That done, we settled down to cups of tea lovingly 
made by Liam with his own two hands. Interview by 
Graham Russell. 

MRR: Tell me about the origins of The Bristols. 
Liam: The Bristols originally was me and Ed. Being the 
engineers at Toe Rag it was just nice to do our own 
stuff how we wanted and do some kind of stupid stuff 
with production we don't often get to do with bands 
because they seem a bit worried. "Oh no, that's 
weird!" or something. We try to experiment with 
different sounds and techniques we've come up with. 
So me and Ed formed The Bristols with a girl called 
Monica, from Italy. That was 1994. We did a record and 
then Monica went back to Italy. Our first record isn't 
actually out yet. It was supposed to be on Hangman's 
Daughter, but they had some problem and all the 
releases were delayed. In fact, it's going to be coming 
out soon, they're starting up again. The A-side is a song 
called "You Know, You Know" and the B-side is a 
version of The Kinks's "Sitting On My Sofa" sung in 
Italian. When Monica went back to Italy we did some 
more recording with Fabienne singing instead. 
MRR: Was it always the intention to have a girl singer? 
E: Not really. 

L: We just did itfor a laugh. With Monica it was because 
she was around, she was singing and we thought, 
"let's think of a name". 




MRR: Explain the significance of the name The Bristols. 
L: It's slang for tits! 

MRR: It's real British "Carry On"-style humour. 
L: Yeah, it's old fashioned "Carry On"-type slang. It 
derives from Cockney rhyming slang: "Bristol City" = 
"tittie." Then it just became "Cor, look at those bris- 
tols!" 

E: It just sounds nice even if you don't know what it 
means. I think it just sounds good as a name. 
MRR: So Liam, you play guitar, Ed plays drums. Who 
plays bass? 

L: I do. It really is just a studio group with me and Ed. 
Ed plays guitar as well sometimes, and piano. Whoev- 
er can do what. If I can't come up with something, Ed 
will have a go and see if he can come up with some- 
thing. And then there's another guy, Parsley, who's 
been playing organ. But mainly it's us three. 
MRR: You've always described The Bristols as a studio 
group. Do you intend to ever play live? 
F: Yeah, once we organize a line-up. That's on the way 
now. 

L: As soon as we have enough songs and get the line- 
up together we'll start doing gigs. And then hopefully 
recording with the new line-up. 
MRR: To date all The Bristols material has been cov- 
ers. Will you be doing any originals? 
F: Our latest one is an original. 
L: The last one we've been working on is an original. 
It's called "Hello Hello." 

MRR: (To Fabienne) Did you write the lyrics to it? 
E: We'd just keep playing and someone would come up 
with a phrase until we had the whole thing. 
MRR: Why did you chose the Joe Meek/Heinz song 
"Questions I Can't Answers" for your debut? 
L: I liked that song. I thought it would be good to try it 
and do it differently. I really like Joe Meek as well. It 
gives me and Ed a chance to do a few Joe Meek touches 
on the production, which we like doing. 
F: It's great to sing! It was easy. It was in my key and 
all that! We did it in one take. 
MRR: Explain the significance of Joe Meek and his 
protegee Heinz to readers who might be unfamiliar 
with them. 

L: Joe Meek was an English record producer who 
started in the mid '50s and shot himself in 1967. He 
was recording all this stuff with people like Heinz, a 
blond bass player originally in The Tornados, who did 
"Telstar" (and later was in The Shadows). He did all 
these bands and he did really extreme recording 
techniques, especially for the time. I recommend that 
people get the CD "The Joe Meek Story." Not all of it's 
really good. Some of it's really horrible. But it still 
sounds interesting, and when the songs are good it's 
great. 

MRR: How would you characterize the trademark Joe 
Meek sound? 

L: He's got all sorts of different sounds, but generally 
very compressed. 
MRR: Lots of echo. 

L: Lots of echo and lots of compression and lots of 
everything else. Funny effects that only he was doing 
at the time. 

MRR: Where does the song on the B-side come from? 
L: That's a cover of a Question Mark & The Mysterions 
song. It was easy to play so we thought, "Oh, we'll do 
that!". 

MRR: The person who reviewed the single for MRR 
actually liked the B-side better and said it had a Sandie 
Shaw feel. 

F: They also said we reminded them of The Cardigans, 
which I thought was odd. We're nor an indie band! 
L: The B-side is more straightforward. We're not a 
garage band. We're a pop band in the English tradition 
of Joe Meek and the English beat groups. We're not 
trying to be like any of them, it's just where we take our 




influences from. 

MRR: Ed, what other bands are you in? 

E: I used to be in a band called Swimmer. Now as well 

as The Bristols I do the odd gig with Sexton Ming, which 

is fun. 

MRR: Liam, what's up with your other band, Armitage 

Shanks? 

L: We just finished our new album and that's coming 

out on Vinyl Japan. We've also got a live album, but we 

don't know who's putting that out yet. 

MRR: Fabienne, is this the first band you've actually 

sung with? 

F: Yeah. Before I was playing in a girl band called The 

Hot Tom Boys in France and I was playing drums and 

occasionally I would sing one song, but it was not easy 

to do both at the same time! I enjoyed singing like that, 

for fun, but I never recorded before at all. (Note: the 

Hot Tom Boys are still a functioning band in Limoges, 

France and are featured on the Alopecia Records 

compilation CD "Let It All Hang Out!". After leaving 

that band Fabienne drummed in the original line-up of 

The Sires and is featured on their EP "High And 

Mighty" on Twist Records). 

MRR: Your singing has a real 1960s French pop feel, 

like Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin and Francoise 

Hardy. 

F: I don't like Jane Birkin, but I like Brigitte Bardot and 

Francoise Hardy a lot. "Harley Davidson" by Bardot, 

that's my favourite song of hers. But they're not my 

main influences. 

MRR: Who is, then? ' 

F: Any kind of rock'n'roll! What they did wasn't very 

rock'n' roll. 

L: She prefers things like Johnny Kidd. 

"Questions I Can't Answer" is available now 
from Damaged Goods, PO Box 671, London E17 6NF, 
England. 




This interview was done at two times (but 
you won't see it), one in June '96 and the other in 
February '97, by Laurent P. for L 'Oreille Cassee - 
Broken Ear, a zine from France. Translation by Le 
Bouffon. Thanks to the Partisans for their kind- 
ness and patience. 

P: We started in November '94, Jeff joined in 
January '96 and since then, we have Daniel (guitar, 
back vocals), Fred (vocals and guitar), Mathieu 
(bass) Norb's (drums and back vocals), Jeff (trum- 
pet, trombone, back vocals), Romu who draws, and 
2 ghosts as roadies. 
MRR: What did you do before? 
P: Fred and Norb's were in Social Negative, then 




Fred played 'in Samizdat, Norb's in Pariapunk, 
then both in the Homeboys where Daniel joined, 
then Partisans. Mathieu played in Les Futurs with 
the 2 ghosts and Jeff also plays in a he band. 
MRR: Motivations? 

P: It's been a bunch of years that we've been 
enjoying this kind of music. The main motivation 
is to give a message, to do something we like, we 
meet as friends 2 times a week, we play, have fun, 
we talk, we discuss or do nothing, we laugh... Over 
all, it's a friends story. 
MRR: Gigs? 

P: We have done 20. They are difficult to find in the 
Lyon area. We have played with Les Sheriff, Ban- 
lieue Rouge, Ahorcados, Kochise, La Souris Deg- 
linguee, Warum Joe. .. The main problem is that we 
need to move to play and as we work, we can play 
on weekends only. 

MRR: How did you get the idea to sell your demo 
tape for $2? 

P: It's in order to be known before all, we didn't 
want to make any money, so $2 is the price of the 
tape plus 2 stamps. But in fact, with all the ones we 
gave, we lost some money, but if today we are a bit 
known, it's thanks to the demo tape and thanks to 
all the people who reviewed it, thanks to all of them. 
MRR: Do you think you 'd have the same success 
with the average price ($4)? 
P: The people took the risk more easily even if they 
didn't know the band. We sold like 400 copies and 
we know some people copied it. A friend of ours did 
the recording, we did the Jacket by ourselves, and 
we sent more than 2000 flyers. 
MRR: What were the reactions after your first 7" 
EP? 

P: In the beginning, we didn't got a lot of them. We 
heard about the one in MRR. Then we got like 15 
reviews and they are mostly good. This EP was 
distributed in the USA, Germany, Belgium, Japan, 
Australia, England, Spain, Finland and Iceland. 
More than half in France. Mad Butcher in Germa- 
ny put out a split LP with us and Jack The Lad from 
the US. We have 9 tracks on this one. We also have 
2 songs on a compilation CD called "Rock In The 
Streets" out on DSS in Austria. And now a new 



7"EPandaLP. 

MRR: What are your inspirations? 

P: '80's punk rock, street punk, Clash, Stiff Little 

Fingers, Cocksparrer, Cockney Rejects... Some 

French stuff that we like a lot... Camera Silens for 

example. Plus ska and classic revival. 

MRR: There's a sax on the record, does he play on 

stage? 

P: No, He's not here. He lives in Paris so he can't 

be with us all the time. But we have Jeff who plays 

trumpet and trombone. 

MRR: What about the texts? 

P: It can be some spontaneous things or some deep 

thoughts. We try to write realistic texts that mean 
something for us, ev- 
ery day. 

MRR: There are a 
couple a sentences 
that you use a lot like 
"walk under the 
rain", 'unemploy- 
ment", "working 
class"... 

P: There's a vocabu- 
lary and a way to say 
j§ things that's particu- 
lar to a French band 
we like a lot, La Souris 
Deglinguee. We try 
not to copy too much 
but we admit there 



can be some things 
in common. For 
the unemploy- 
ment, it's some- 
thing that hap- 
f>enedtoallofusat 
east once. These 
moments are hard 
to live, moments 
when you have to 
be united. So we 
have to talk about 
it. We don't like 
work but I think 
that if everyone 
had a job, maybe 
it'd solve a lot of 
problems. 
MRR: Do you 
think that "work- 
ing class" still 
means some- 
thing? 

P: It's true that there are less and less workers. On 
the other hand, there's a social class so called 
"popular" that is more numerous than in the '70s. 
Proletarians, the poor... but they are not workers. 
They can work anywhere for minimum wages. The 
popular culture from the beginning of the century 
to the '70s was more intelligent than in the last 
years. The popular music is disco, funk, techno,... 
everything's rotten now. Before, the popular classes 
had some singers who represented them. 
MRR: "Working class", "Partisans", red jacket... 
coincidences or do you feel close to communist 
ideology? 

P: No, if ideology means political party. None in 
the band is a militant. But the idea of being close to 
the popular classes, the Communist Party has been 
always there. So we are close to the popular classes 
but we don't give a shit about the Communist 
Party. 

MRR: It's not what I meant, I meant being close 
to the communist ideology, not to say libertarian 
or anarchist... 




P: For some of the members, communist ideology 
can be pejorative, but I think that libertarian, 
anarchist or communist ideology, everything's the 
same, but again, we are not militants. Maybe you 
found a certain vocabulary in the lyrics but it's not 
the vocabulary of a political party. Fred writes all 
the lyrics and we read them, if there's something 
that annoys us, we tell him. There's no political 
slogan in them, he sings about what's deep inside 
him. All the members find themselves in what Fred 
writes. Politics is good for politicians but it's a 
reason one must stay away from what the politi- 
cians do. One has to open his mouth when some- 
thing's wrong. 
MRR: Lyon... 

P: The scene is mostly hardcore with Condense. 
We also know Crazy Skankers, Sourire Kabyle, 
Extreme Onction, Les Futurs, Hors Services, Les 
Saboteurs... Some zines like Sauve Qui Punk and 
Siloam, Radio Brume. But the places to play are rare 
so it's hard. 

MRR: What and who do you like in France? 
P: Old zines like No Government, Earquake, 
L'Oreille Cassee and the new ones like Vauriens, 
Electrochock, Sauve Qui Punk... About the labels, it 
seems that the punk rock tends to grow well in the 
north of France. We wonder if there's not a compe- 
tition and that would be a shame in the scene. It's 
sad that the people who are doing the scene are not 
more united. We have a lot to learn from the 
Germans... 
MRR: Punk once, always punk? 

P: It's a mentality, 
we've been listening 
to this music for a 
long time and we 
still enjoy it. The 
ideas changed, it's 
not "No Future" 
and "Destroy" any- 
more. Most of the 
old bands who are 
back do that only for 
the money. But the 
punks today seem 
still constructive 
and because of this 
need to change 
things, punk sur- 
vives. The original 
spirit, the need of 
new mottos, to do 
mote, all that is still 
here. Attitudes 
change but punk re- 
mains. Revolt, spon- 
taneity, rejection of 
conformity still feeds the attitude of the movement, 
and provocation is still alive. 
MRR: The last word... 

P: Thanks to all the people who are shaking their 
butt to keep the scene alive, zines, labels, newslet- 
ters, distributors, people who set up gigs, collectives 
and associations, public, radios, all the ones who 
buy alternative and independent records, all the 
ones who read zines... Keep on, everybody. 

Don't hesitate to contact the Partisans: 
Norb's Grime, 4 1 Rue Etienne Richerand, 69003 
Lyon, France. The first EP "Street Gones" is avail- 
able thru Gig a la benne c/o David Jegat, 2 rue 
Chateaubriand, 60180 Nogent s/Oise, France. 
The split LP with Jack The Lad and the LP/CD are 
available thru Knock Out Records c/o Dick Ha- 
mann, Postfach 100716, 46527 Dinslaken, Ger- 
many. The new EP "L'important e'est d'y Croire" 
including a 40 page booklet is available thru Molo- 
ko Records, Feldstr. 10, 46286 Dorsten, Germany. 
All of the records from the Partisans include a 
translation of the lyrics in English so that you have 
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THE RECLUSIVE* ARE AN ACE 
PUNK ROCK BAND FROM AUSTIN, TX. 
FAST, LOUP AND SNOTTY, THESE 
GUYS PLAY TO CONSISTENTLY 
DRUNK, ROWDY, AND BLATANTLY 
ENTHUSIASTIC FANS. MADE UP OF, 
AMONC OTHERS, AN EX-GARGOYLE 
AND AN EXCRYIN OUT LOUDS, 
THESE FELLAS WERE INTERVIEWED 
OVER DRINKS EARLY ONE IN THE PA- 
TIO AREA OF EMO'S. INTERVIEW BY 
LALI DONOVAN. 

MRR: I GUESS LETS START WITH THE 
MOST BASIC QUESTION, WHO ARE 
YOU AND WHAT DO YOU DO? 
TIM STORM: WE PLAY RNR MAN. 
WE'RE A BUNCH OF OLD GUYS A 
BUNCH OF YOUNG GUYS. I'M THE 
PROFESSIONAL TRAINED VOCALIST. 
86: I'M 86 AND I PLAY THE ROLL 
DRUMS. 

KEN: I PLAY THE GUITAR. 
DEAN: I PLAY GUITAR AND I AM THE 
YOUTH OF THE BAND. I AM THE FU- 
TURE. 

VIC: I PLAY THE BASS, AND I AM A 
PROFESSIONAL DRINKER. 
86: ALTHOUGH HE ALMOST FAILED 
BECAUSE HE DRINKS WINE COOL- 
ERS.... 

MRR: SO HOW LONG HAVE THE RE- 
CLUSIVES BEEN TOGETHER? 
86: TWO YEARS? 

TIM: ONE YEAR WITH A DRUMMER. 
DEAN: YEAH WE STARTED OUT WITH 
JUST GUITAR, BASS AND VOCALS. 
TIM: WE COULDNT GET ANYONE TO 
DRUM FOR US. SO FINALLY WE KID- 
NAPPED 86'S MOTHER AND HELD 
HER TIL HE AGREED TO PLAY DRUMS 
FOR US. IN FACT, WE STILL HAVE HER 
IF ANYONE WANTS HER. 
86: YEAH THE CASHIER'S CHECK 
CASHED, BUT I STILL HAVENT GOT- 
TEN MY MOM BACK. 



MRR: WHAT OTHER BANDS HAVE 
YOU ALL BEEN IN BEFORE THIS - I 
KNOW WITH AT LEAST TWO OF YOU, 
BUT... 

VIC: I PLAYED IN A BAND IN DALLAS 
FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND A... 
TIM: BUT NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR 
ABOUT THAT... AND I, WAS IN THE 
ROLLING STONES... 
DEAN: I WAS IN SOME MAKESHIFT 
BANDS. 

86: THE MOST INFAMOUS BAND I 
WAS IN WAS THE UNLIKED, WHO 
OPENED UP FOR CG ALLIN AND SLOP- 
PY SECONDS, I WAS ALSO IN CRYIN 
OUT LOUDS ANDTHENTHE CHUMPS. 
TIM: ...EX-GARGOYLES SCREAMER... 
YOU MIGHT HAVE READ ABOUT ME 
IN SUCH MAGAZINES AS FLIPSIDE ? 
MRR: NO, NO I HAVENT. 
TIM:ISUGGESTYOUKIDSGETOUTTO 
THE STORE AND BUY MORE FLIP- 
SIDES... 

MRR: TIM, YOU JUST GAVE ME THE 
NEW SINGLE ON EMPTY, SO WHAT 
ELSE BESIDES THAT HAVE GOT OUT, 
AND WHATS COMING OUT? 
TIM: THE FIRST FOUR SONG SINGLE IS 
ON TURKEY BASTER, THE SECOND 
FOUR SONG 7 IS ON EMPTY. THEN 
THERE SATWO SONG SPLIT WITH SIL- 
LIES FROM DENTON. 
86: AND THEN ON LITTLE DEPUTY A 
COMP HAS A TRACK FROM US, THE 
CRYIN' OUT LOUDS, MOTARDS, AND 
WORM DIRT. BUT THATS ALREADY 
OUT. 

TIM: AND WE'VE GOT TWO COMPS 
COMING OUT - AND WE'RE BEGIN- 
NING WORK ON OUR LP. 
MRR: FOR WHOM? 
TIM: WE HAVEN'T DECIDED YET. I 
HEARD LOOKOUTS PRETTY GOOD. 
VIC: GEFFEN'S GIVEN US A GOOD OF- 
FER. 



86: AND I HEAR SONY'S INTERESTED 
IN US... 

TIM: I SAY GO MAJOR LABEL KIDS. 
MAJOR LABELS HAVE ALWAYS 
WORKED FOR AND BEEN GOOD FOR 
ME. THE SEX PISTOLS WERE ON A MA- 
JOR LABEL. THE CLASH WERE ON A 
MAJOR LABEL. I SAY GO MAJOR LA- 
BEL, I MEAN WHO ARE YOU BUYING 
YOUR STEREO EQUIPMENT FROM, 
THAT YOU RE PLAYING YOUR INDIE 
RECORDS ON? HUH? YOU'RE BUYING 
IT FROM THE MAN. 

MRR: MOVING ON... WHAT WAS THE 
BASIC IMPETUS BEHIND THE RECLU- 
SIVES BEGINNING? WAS IT SOCIAL? 
VIC: NO, ME AND TIM MET DOWN IN 
SAN ANTONIO THROUGH MIKE. 
TIM: AND THEN HE KEPT CALLING ME 
AND FOLLOWING ME AROUND. 
VIC: THEN DEAN STARTED PLAYING 
WITH US AND WE KEPT GOING 
THROUGH A COUPLE OF LEAD GUI- 
TAR HOPEFULS, NONE OF WHOM 
WORKED OUT. 

TIM: INCLUDING JERRY OF THE BU- 
LIMICS, WHO HAD A MEMORABLE 
AUDITION IN WHICH HE BECAME SO 
INCREDIBLY DRUNK AND OBNOX- 
IOUS HE STOOD IN THE KITCHEN 
PLAYING EVERY DWARVES SONG 
WHICH HAD EVER BEEN RECORDED. 
THEN SOME GUY CAME OVER THAT 
HE KNEW AND HE TRIED TO START A 
FICHT WITH THIS GUY WHO WAS lOX 
HIS SIZE. FINALLY, I GOT HIM OUT OF 
THE HOUSE AND AS I WAS DRIVING 
HIM HOME, HE STARTS HITTING THIS 
GIRL.ITHREWHIMOUTOFMYTRUCK 
ALONG THE SIDE OFTHE INTERSTATE. 
HE STOLE A BIKE ANDTHEN PEDDLED 
HIS WAY BACK. FELL ASLEEP THAT 
NIGHT IN THE YARD. SAME NIGHT HE 
REAR ENDED MY TRUCK WITH HIS 
CAR. NEEDLESS TO SAY, JERRY DIDN'T 



PASS HIS AUDITION. 
MRR: HAVE YOU CUYS TOURED 
PROPERLY YET? 

TIM: YES, IN FACT, WE RECENTLY DID 
AN EXTENSIVE TOUR OF AUSTIN, 
HOUSTON, AND THE GREATER NEW 
ORLEANS AREA. 

86: ALL DONE IN A REMARKABLE 
THREE DAYS. 

VIC: WITH THE MOTARDS. IT WAS A 
DRUNK PUNK TOUR IN 97. 
TIM: I THINK WE MAY HOLD THE 
PUNK ROCK RECORD FOR THE BIG- 
GEST WORLD TOUR IN THE FEWEST 
NUMBER OF DAYS. WHO WANTS TO 
PLAY TO A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OUT- 
SIDE OF AUSTIN, TX? WHO ARE THESE 
PEOPLE? WHAT DO THEY WANT? 
THEY THINK WE'RE GONNA LOAD UP 
OUR EQUIPMENT AND SPEND OUR 
TIME AND OUR MONEY PLAYING TO 
A BUNCH OF NOBODIES OUT IN THE 
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE - YOU'RE OUT 
OF YOUR... 

86: YOU'RE FUCKIN' CRAZY... 
TIM: I DONT WANT TO SAY FUCK", 
BUT NOW I WANT TO SAY FUCK'. 
FUCK, ITS FUCKIN' CRAZY. I'M SORRY. 
MRR: SO WOULD THAT BE A NO? 
KEN:(WHOUPUNTILTHISPOINTHAS 
SAID NOTHING, JUST SMILED AND 
NODDED PLEASANTLY THROUGH- 
OUT.) NO. 

MRR: ARE YOU PART OF WHAT WE'RE 
TALKING ABOUT THAT MIND SET OF 
PEOPLE IN TEXAS AND HOWTHEYRE 
VERY, VERY ADAMANTABOUTBEING 
TEXANS? 

VIC: I'M THE ONLY NATIVE FUCKIN' 
TEXAN IN THIS BAND. 
86: I'M PROUD TO NOT 
TO BE BORN IN THIS 
HICK ASS STATE. 
TIM:LETMETELLTHESE 
KIDS SOMETHING 

ABOUT TX. THESE PEO- 
PLE MUST BE BRAIN- 
WASHED FROM DAY 
ONE. THEY THESE IDI- 
OTS THINK THEIR 
STATE IS THE GREATEST 
THING WHICH SHIT 
OUT OF GOD'S ASS. OH 
TEXAS, TEXAS, TEXAS, 
OH THEY HATE THE 
MAN, UNLESS THE 
MAN'S A TEXAN. THEN 
THEY LOVE THE MAN. 
86: I'M PROUD TO LIVE 
IN TEXAS AND THATS 
THE TRUTH. 
VIC: JUST DONT FUCK 
WITH US... 

MRR: YEAH BUT WHY 
ARE PEOPLE SO MM 
FROM FUCKIN' TEXAS 
AND PROUD OF IT? 
86: COS NO OTHER 
STATE'S LIKE IT. 
VIC: YOU WILL NOT GO 
ANYWHERE ELSE IN 
AMERICA WHERE 

SOMEONE WILL SAY 
"GOD DAMN I'M SO 
HAPPY TO BE FROM 
OHIO" THEY WON'T 
SAY "OHIO KICKS ASS." 
86: THERE'S EVERY- 
THING HERE. THERE'S 
VARIETY, IT TAKES A 
SPECIAL BREED TO LIVE 
IN TEXAS. SO WHAT DO 
YOU THINK ABOUT 
TEXAS, YOU LIVE HERE 



NOW. 

MRR: I LIKE IT, I'M NOT PROUD TO 
LIVE HERE AND PEOPLE ARE TOO 
TALL IN TEXAS, BUT OTHER THAN 
THAT... SO WHAT LOCAL BANDS DO 
YOU ALL CONSIDER TO BE KINDRED 
SOULS? 

VIC: THE MOTARDS FIRST AND FORE- 
MOST. THE BULIMICS. 
86: FUCK THOSE GUYS. 
DEAN: FUCK THE BULIMICS... THE 
CHUMPS! 

86: IF YOU EVER GOTH ROUGH HOUS- 
TON TRY TO PLAY WITH TEEN COOL. 
TIM: TEEN COOL ARE A BUNCH OF LIT- 
ERALLY HIGH SCHOOL KIDS, COM- 
PLETELY OUT OF THEIR MINDS WHO 
HAVE GREAT MUSICAL TASTE. 
86: JUST DONT TRY TO MAKE PLANS 
WITH THEM ON SATURDAY MORN- 
ING COS CHANCES ARE THEY'LL HAVE 
SATURDAY D-HALL. THEY WERE GO- 
ING TO JOIN THE LAST TWO DATES OF 
THE RECLUSIVES WORLD TOUR, BUT 
THEY HAD TO CANCEL OUT BECAUSE 
THEY HAD SATURDAY D-HALL. 
DEAN: WE WERE GOING TO BREAK 
THEM OUT... 

TIM: THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT 
BANDS; THERE ARE PROBABLY MORE 
GREAT BANDS HERE PER CAPITA 
THAN ANYWHERE ELSE. 
86: SO IF YOU SHITHEADS WANNA 
MOVER HERE, WE NEEDMORE CARS... 
TIM: NO, WE DONTNEED A BUNCH OF 
PEOPLE MOVING HERE FROM CALI- 
FORNIA. 

MRR: NOW THATS THE POT CALLING 
THE KETTLE BLACK, TIM..'. 
(TALK GOES TO AMONG OTHER 




THINGS THE VAST MUSICAL SEEN 
AUSTIN HAS INCLUDING NON-PUNK 
STUFF OF BLUES AND CW) 
MRR: SO IS IT EASY FOR A BAND TO 
EXIST IN AUSTIN? 

TIM: EXTREMELY EASY. EASIEST 
PLACE I'VE EVER SEEN, YOU DONT 
HAVE TO DO A DAMN THINC. 
VIC: IT SEEMS LIKE FOR THE MOST 
PART, PEOPLE ARE REALLY HELPFUL 
WHEN YOU'RE STARTING OUT IF 
YOU'RE WORTH A SHIT. WHAT BLEW 
ME AWAY WAS WHEN WE FIRST 
STARTED PLAYING AS AN OPENING 
BAND, THERE WAS PEOPLE THERE TO 
SEE US, NOT STAND IN THE BACK OF 
THE ROOM LIKE A BUNCH OF ASSH- 
OLES WAITING FOR ONE PERSON TO 
GIVE ITTHE VOTE OF COOLNESS. 
86: WELL, THERE IS A REASON THAT 
PEOPLE STAND IN THE BACK OF THE 
ROOM- 
DEAN: BECAUSE IT'S SO FUCKING 
LOUD... 

86: NO, BECAUSE THEY SUCK... 
TIM: PEOPLE STAND IN THE FRONT 
WHEN WE PLAY, BECAUSE WERE 
GOOOOOD. THATS G-O-O-D. GOOD. 
DEAN: AND WE'RE CUTE. 
TIM: WE'RE TH E BEST LOOKING BAND 
IN AUSTIN, THERE'S NO QUESTION 
ABOUT IT. 

86: MY MOM LIKES US. SHE SAIDTH AT 
SHE THOUGHT WE WERE "REALLY 
GOOD', AND THAT'S HER EXACT 
QUOTE. 

TIM: BUT DOES SHE THINK WE'RE AT- 
TRACTIVE? COS I THINK WE'RE PROB- 
ABLY THE MOST ATTRACTIVE BAND 
IN AUSTIN. DID I MENTION WE'RE RE- 
ALLY GOOD LOOKING? 
MRR: YES, A FEW TIMES. 
TOM: WHO DO YOU THINK IS 
THE BEST LOOKING IN THE 
BAND? 

MRR: UHHHHH - (SOMEONE 
ASKS IF ITSTHE SILENT KEN TO 
WHICH I HASTILY AGREE AS TO 
CHANGE THE SUBJECT IN 
GENERAL.. .TALK TURNS TO 
AUSTIN, TX TURF WARS....) 
DEAN: IT REALLY DEPENDS 
WHAT PARTOF AUSTIN YOU'RE 
FROM. 

TIM: TRUE, WE DONT LI KE PEO- 
PLE FROM SOUTH AUSTIN. 
DEAN: WE DONT HANG OUT 
WITH PEOPLE IN SOUTH AUS- 
TIN. YOU LIVE IN HYDE PARK 
YOU'RE ALL RIGHT. 
TIM: DONT SAY WE'RE FROM 
AUSTIN, TX, SAY WE'RE FROM 
HYDE PARK, TX. WHAT WAS 
THE QUESTION ORIGINALLY? 
MRR: THE POINT I WAS GET- 
TING AT, IS THAT IT SEEMS LIKE 
PEOPLE WILL GO OUTOF THEIR 
WAY TO SEE THEIR FRIENDS 
BANDS AND WHAT NOT... 
TIM: ITS TRUE, I MEAN MOST 
PLACES YOU GO, THE OPENING 
BAND NO ONE WILL SEE - HERE 
THATS NOT TRUE AT ALL. ITS 
ACTUALLY CRUCIAL HERE AS 
PART OF THE AUSTIN THING, 
THAT FRIENDS - YOU DON'T 
HAVE TOGOTO YOUR FRIEND'S 
SHOWS, YOU WANTTO. I LOOK 
FORWARD TO SEEING THE 
CHUMPS, MOTARDS, YOU 
KNOW THESE BANDS I WANT 
TO GO TO THEIR SHOWS, THEY 
COME TO OUR SHOWS. ITS NOT 
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO, ITS BE- 



CAUSE WE WANT TO. 
86: BUT MOST EVERYBODY IN TOWN 
APPRECIATES WHAT WE HAVE, 
WHICH IS ONEOFTHEBETTERSCENES 
AROUND. PEOPLE HERE ARENTTAK- 
ING THE BANDS FOR GRANTED, 
THEY'LL CO OUT AND SEE THEM. 
TIM: THERE ARE BANDSTHATPEOPLE 
WONT GO OUT AND SEE, BUT THOSE 
BANDS.. 

86: THE COUCH COUCH SPUTTER (- 

SOMEBODY OR OTHERS) 
MRR: I'M SORRY, WHAT WAS THAT 
YOU SAID? 

86: I MAY BE ONE OF THE ONLY PEO- 
PLE INTOWN WHO'S SATTHROUCH A 
WHOLE (UNNAMED BAND) SET. 
TIM: THE REASON PEOPLE DONT CO 
SEE TALLBOY IS BECAUSE TALLBOY 
DOESN T CO SEE ANYONE ELSE. 
MRR: AM I SUPPOSED TO EDIT OUT 
(UNNAMED BAND)? 
TIM: DELETE IT.... YOU'VE RUN OUTOF 



YOU ARE DRIVING, WHO MAKES 
THAT NEWSPAPER THAT YOU JUST 
READ?WHOMAKESTHETVANDTHE 
PROGRAMS YOU LIKE. 
86: BUT LOOK, CONVERSE ALL-STARS 
ARE INDEPENDENT. 
TIM: IT S ONE TH INGTO BITCH ABOUT 
THE MAN, BUT BITCH ABOUT THE 
MAN WHILE YOU'RE USING THE 
MAN. ..WHO THE HELL ARE YOU US- 
ING TO MAIL OUT YOUR SUBSCRIP- 
TIONS TO? THE MAN IS MAILING 
YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS. THE US POST 
OFFICE... 

86: IT DOESN T GET MORE MANLY 
THAN THAT. 

TIM: THATS RIGHT, DOWN WITH THE 
MAN , WE'RE FIGHTING AGAINSTTHE 
MAN. WHAT WE'VE DONE ISTHROWN 
AWAYALLOFTHEMANSEVILTOOLS, 
ALL THE DEVIL'S TOOLS. SO I SAY CAST 
OFF THE DEVIL'S TOOLS AND BE LIKE 
US, BE PURE. WE'RE PURE IN AUSTIN, 

TX. 




QUESTIONS, HAVENTYOU? 
MRR: NOOOO, I'M THINKING OF 
SOME. I WAS JUST HOPING YOU GUYS 
WOULD BE MORE... 
TIM: WE CAN GO ON SOME MORE PO- 
LITICAL RANTS... 

MRR: OH GOOD LORD... WE'LL GETTO 
ANECDOTES. WHAT ARE LONG TERM 
PLANS? 

DEAN: LONG TERM PLANS? 
TIM: ARE YOU KIDDING? WE CAN'T 
THINK PAST NEXT WEEK. 
VIC: WE WANT LIVER TRANSPLANTS 
86: I JUST WANT TO GET A FULL 
LENGTH OUT THAT REALLY REPRE- 
SENTS US. 

DEAN: MAYBE TOURING FOR TWO 
WEEKS IF TIM'S GOT VACATION TIME 
FROM WORK. 
TIM: NOPE. 

86: MIGHT HELP IF WE GET A DIFFER- 
ENT SINGER TO DO IT. I WOULD LIKE 
TO TOUR. 

TIM: I DON'T WANT TO TOUR. I 
WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE 
OUTTHERE IN MRR LAND.TOTAKE A 
LOOKATTHETHINCS YOU ARE USING 
IN YOUR LIFE: WHO MAKES YOUR 
TELEPHONE, WHO MAKES YOUR STE- 
REO, WHO MAKES THAT CAR THAT 



DEAN: WE HAVE SPRINGS... 
TIM: WE RIDE HORSES, THE MAN'S 
HORSES, BUTTHEY'RE HORSES ...THIS 
ISTHE WILD WESTTHO' THE KIDSGET 
KINDA ROWDY AROUND HERE AFTER 
A FEW BEERS THEY TRY TO RUN YOU 
OVER IN THEIR CARS... 
MRR: (INTERRUPTING THIS OTHER- 
WISE FASCINATING RAMBLE) PEOPLE 
CANT DRIVE WORTH SHIT HERE, ITS 
AMAZING. I'VE NEVER SEEN PEOPLE 
SO DISCOURTEOUS TO BIKE RIDERS 
AND PEDESTRIANS... 
TIM: WHO MAKES THE BIKES THAT 
YOU RIDE? THE MAN MADE THAT 
BIKE -IF YOU STOLETHAT BIKE FROM 
THE MAN, NOW THAT WOULD BE 
OKAY... 

MRR.UGAINTRYINGTOCETAWORD 
IN EDGEWISE) WOULD YOU PLEASE 
DEFINE THE MAN? 

TIM: OH NO, HE'LL COME LOOKING 
FOR ME.... I THINK TIM YOHANNAN 
ISTHEMAN. I STOLE HISTV... I WOULD 
LIKE TO THANK BRUCE ROEHRS FOR 
NOT WRITING A DAMN WORD ABOUT 
THE RECLUSIVES IN HIS COLUMN. I'M 
GONNA GET YOU, YOU BASTARD... 
MRR: SO WHAT SORT OF REVIEWS 
HAVE YOU GOTTEN IN FLIPSIDE? 



86:WELLTHE FIRST FOUR...THE FIFTH 
ONE WASNT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST 
ONE... 

TIM: I THINK MRR NEEDS TO TAKE A 
LESSON FROM FLIPSIDE ? MORE NA- 
KED GIRLS AND MORE REVIEWS OF 
THE SAME RECORD. FLIPSIDE HAS 
GIVEN AGOOD REVIEWTO OUR FIRST 
RECORD FIVE TIMES SO FAR. 
VIC: WE'LL PROBABLY GET OUR ASSES 
DRAGGED THROUGH THE MUD NOW 
THROUGH MRR. 

TIM: ITS EXACTLY THE SAME, IF YOU 
LOVED THE FIRST ONE, YOU'LL LOVE 
THE SECOND ONE. WE'RE THINKING 
ABOUT BRANCHING OUT AND ADD- 
ING A THIRD PART TO ONE OF OUR 
SONGS ON THE UPCOMING ALBUM IF 
ITS NOT TOO HARD. 
86: THERE'S A LESSONTO BE LEARNED 
FROM U2'S NEW ALBUM, ITS CALLED 
•POP". TECHNO'S THE WAVE OF THE 
FUTURE. 

TIM: NO PUSSY POP, SISSY BOY, 
DAMN POP PUNK, GODDAMN SON OF 
ABITCHIN' WIMPS HERE, I CAN TELL 
YOU THAT. EXCEPT FOR KEN- 
KEN: WHATS WRONG WITH POP? I 
LIKE POP. 

DEAN: OOOH HE SAID SOMETHING- 
TIM: THE PROBLEM IS; Y'KNOW THE 
RAMONES WERE THE RAMONES BE- 
CAUSE TH E Y CAME ALONG 1976, TH IS 
ISN T 1976, IT DOESNT DO ANY GOOD 
TOTRYTOBETHE RAMONES IN 1997. 
YOU SHOULD TRY TO BE THE DEAD 
BOYS OR THE NY DOLLS, THATS 
MUCH BETTER, THANK YOU. THESE 
KIDS DON'T UNDERSTAND ANY- 
THING, THATS THE PROBLEM. YOU 
KIDS LIKE RANCID. 
MRR: DON T LUMP ME IN HERE, SIR... 
TIM: I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU, 
I'MTALKINGTOTHE KIDS ATMRR, I'M 
TALKING DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE. 
THIS IS MY WAY OF CIRCUMVENTING 
THE MAN... I DON'T WANT TO HEAR 
ANYOFTHIS HIP HOP BULLSHIT. YOU 
WANNA KNOW WHAT I HATE, I HATE 
FACIAL PIERCINGS, GET THAT CRAP 
OUT OF YOUR NOSE. YOU LOOK RI- 
DICULOUS WITH YOUR BIG, STINKY 
ASS PANTS, YOUR RIDICULOUS HAIR- 
DOS AND YOUR GOD DAMN TWO 
THOUSAND TATTOOS. WHAT'S 
WRONG WITH ONEORTWOTASTEFUL 
TATTOOS, YOU GOTTA HAVE TWEN- 
TY? I'D LIKE TO SAY THREE OUT OF 
THE FIVE MEMBERS OF THE BAND 
HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO TATTOOS AT 
ALL. AND ANYBODY WHO'S 
STRAIGHT EDGE, WHAT ASS WIPES! 
FUCK YOU!!! 

VIC: YEAH, YOU MOTHERFUCKERS 
ARE NAZIS WHO DON'T DRINK- 
TIM: YEAH GO GET LAID. SHEESH. AND 
THERE S TOO MANY DAMN HIPPIES 
IN THIS PUNK ROCK THING. I DON'T 
WANNA SEE YOU HIPPIES AT OUR 
SHOWS, GO MELLOW OUT SOME- 
WHERE ELSE. 

VIC: YEAH, EAT A FUCKIN PIECE OF 
STEAK, SMOKE A CIGARETTE, DRINK A 
BEER.... 

TIM: MELLOW OUT ON YOUR OWN 
TIME.... 

MRR: OKAY, SOTOTRYTOWRAPTHIS 
UP, ANY LAST IMPARTING WISDOM? 
86: I CAN HANDLE THIS ONE: A WISE, 
MAN DWAYNE, WHO PLAYS WITH THE 
CHUMPS, AS I WAS LEAVING THE 
HOUSE, ONCE SAID: "PARTY DOWN AT 
THE PARTY." WHAT MORE CAN YOU 
SAY? 



Tta Spaceship 



The Spaceshifs - Rock N Roll's Abortion 

The Spaceshifs were interviewed on 
May 28th, 1 997 in Kahnawake, Quebec (a noto- 
riously brutal mecca of hatred). Watch for 'em on 
tour this summer - they have to be seen live. They 
are a swirling mass of juvenile Rock n' Roll 
energy. The new album is called "Winter Dance 
Party." These young fuckers are definitely one of 
the best. The current line up is Blacksnake, Casino 
(aka Skid Marks), Oily Chi (Chi Chi), and Krebs 
(Creepy, Needles). Also present for the interview 
are Donny (ex-quifarist), and friends Jenna, Jas- 
on, and Cindy, interview by Adam Leborgne. 
MRR: So, your first single was on Rat City? How 
did that happen? 

B: We taped a thing in Oily Chi's basement, and sent it out, 
and Mike and Tracy liked it... It's hard to find. 
K: There's a Secret tape, too. 
C: "Beer Fueled Mayhem." 
K: We don't even have it onymore. 
MRR: How many Rat City singles were 
pressed? I heard, they went under shortly after 
your single came out- 
6: There were 500 pressed. . 
MRR: You guys went down to New York City to 
record your album with Mike Mariconda. What 
was that like? 

B: Well, it was a lot of fun. We.got to hang around with a 
lot of people we didn't expect. Candy Del Mar was Creepy's 
missing sibling. 

MRR: Are you excited with "Winter Dance 
Party/; Oily? 

0: 1 don't think it was ideal, but... whatever. 
C: It documents some fun times we had in New York. 
K: It's not the right sound. I want it to sound live. We 
recorded it live, but it sounds like a fuckin' laser. No 
soul was captured. 

MRR: What is the ideal sound? Like early 
stuff..? 1 

K: We're trying to find it. 

B: Greg Lowry might try this fall. So, Adam, they say 
you like 13 year-old girls. 

MRR: Well, y'know, I don't like them, they 
like me. (laughter). Blacksnake, I don't under- 
stand. You re against lasers and rock- 
starisms, but you think you're like, Slash Jr. Is 
it about music, or is about pussy? 
B: It's about a box of music, and a cup of 

Bussy! (laughter). 
1RR: Blacksnake, you're a fuckin' asshole. 
B: Okay, my behavior with girls is questionable some- 
times. But it always works out in the end. 
J: You always come out on top! (laughter) 
MRR: When you guys play a show, do you 
prefer to see, like, Jockos slamming or what- 
ever, or do you like to see people dancing? 
K: Dancing. 

B: Girls. Casino prematurely ejaculated one night af- 
ter this girl in a short summer dress started shimmy- 
ing. 

MRR: Really? Casino told me that was a urine 
erection. And why do they call you Casino? 



C: We went aamblina. Me, the Snake, and Hugh Probyn. 
I went in with $50. Well, we were supposed to buy a van 
to go on tour last summer. I played roulette and won 
$800. 

MRR: Lemme guess, you lost it all? 
B: Skid was enraged. He attacked me. All my chips flew 
into the air. He was crazy. The whole casino went quiet. He 
started shaking me. "Give me my $50!" I had to slap him 
a couple of times. 

MRR: I heard one story about Casino trying to 
out together a "press kit." What happened? 
B: Well, we had to do this thing, and Casino shows up at 
Needles' house bright and early, totally stoned, ready to 
help. He shows up with four loose leaf papers, a National 
Lampoon, and a puffy sticker. 
MRR: Oily, when the band plays live, each mem- 
ber has their own persona image. You have this 
image going of, like, a 50's kinda kid; a 
greaser, y'know, you comb your hair , 
in between songs, and carry a 
switchblade... and hang out at 
the malt shop. Are you heavily 
influenced by late 50's culture? 
0: 1 don't want to talk about that kind 
of stuff, 



MRR: Who does the majority of the song 
writing? Music writing? 

C:Me. 

B: Krebs and Oily Chi come up with most of the songs. 

K: There are no lyrics. 

MRR: When Casino tried to write a song, what 

happened? 

B: Well, basically, Casino writes a song, we learn it, he's all 

happy about it... We're all chilling out at a BBQ and we put 

on a tape, a compilation tape, and Casino's song starts 

playing. We went, "hey, wait a minute. That's our song..." 

And then we realize that Casino was lying. But me and 

Casino write all the bass lines. 

C: / write all the bass lines. 

B: Fuck you. 

K: Seriously Blacksnake, what do you do? 

C: He takes his pants off at shows, he acts like an asshole... 

MRR: Any tour plans? 

B: We're probably touring across the continent this 

summer, so lock up your daughters! 

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I interview conducted by Morgan F.P. punkbut not sounding like most of the punk songs ;are credited to "The Anything Family or 
Hews at F.D.H.O. in Somerville Mass. bands that are out there. "The Anything People but where did the 



ork by Ron Rege and P. Shaw! 
iRR: What brought you all together? 
krik: The radio station. 
Matt: The Record Hospital. 



ears for people with experienced ears? 
Zak: I hope not. 

Matt: I know it's not, because it's the nerdy 
little teenager kids who are really really 



lyric. I don't know why it stuck in our heads. 
Arik: None of us like it. 
Zak: Nobody likes it. We're just stuck with it. 
Matt: I'm realembarrassed whenever some- 



°Massa"chusetts"is c'uz'we all went "to col- Bumfuck. Illinois, those are the kids who Especially if it's someone older. 



low each other and like each other and don't know shit about music. 



tt: Me. Zak and 
ig trained at the 
e time. The first 
1 the three of us 
[he minute we ar- 
jt school was to 
he radio station 
iy. "How do I get 



ee months. Arik 
ITme involved with 
•idio station a year later. 



retched name and one which no one likes 



anything attached 
to it. This allows peo- 
ple to say. "Oh. What 
kind of fuckin' band 
is fat Day?" It allows 
that sort of space, 
which is nice. It's nev- 
er the kind of name 
that could be a cool 
name. It's a wretched 



nto becoming a band? 



A. There's a cohesive number of 
jfrds that everyone ends up listening to. 
Re have that common ground. I don't 
mk that we'd agree which records were 
Jortant. 

!u: At the time it was Halo of Flies. Bitch 
Janet. Treepeople — 
J( Huh? 

Wg: —All the AmRep stuff. Cows— 
IrS — All the early DC hardcore stuff— 



for us because we live in small towns. We Zak: If it were going to identify us as what 



there Here's Fat Day - they must be one of "pop-punk" and that's the one thing we'r 

those bands! And they're great!" not. I would never buy a record by a band 

Doug: Kids who check their attitude at the called Fat Day unless I'd heard something 

door and don't have any preconceived first, 

idea of what's got to happen in the next Matt: Me neither. 

fifteen minutes can usually enjoy what MRR: You mentioned that you had initially 

were doing because its weird and it's aspiredtoplayvenuesliketheMiddleEast. 

gooa Most of the hardcore shows happening in 

Arik: It is good. Boston are at the clubs - the Rat. Middle 

Zak Yeah. Its really good. East, or even on Landsdowne Street, but 

Arik I mean it's really good. the majority of your in-town gigs are at 

MRR- Talkabout the birth of 1007. Breakfast, either the Harvest Coop or your own base- 



Doug 



different musical tastes and back- what was going on was basically wretched, market. I was talking to Tom from Showcase 



ime records means having to talk pening - not a lot of people were going, down with Fat Day. You guys pigeon-holed 



lusic whether we like or not. 

link we kind of tried to put together 



s why the punk kids don't like us 



Ran emo band, or a crust band, or 
Shool band, or a grindcore band. 



Ss that make for a diverse audi- 
Sdoes it create a new audience. 
Qpeople who like Fat Day are sort 
Jlgeeky folks a lot of the time, 
fipy're just outsiders, 
gfce are the people who actually 
Stell us that they like us. Enough 



^y uitj uuu uui i cuuiuj j*-* «iw» "i*"" 

Ej of folks out there that we never 
JTut. How many bands have you 
•letter to saying. "I think you guys 
S cool"? Maybe once or twice. 
I&ink people who listen to a lot of 



for better or for worse wasn't getting a band 
together or keeping a band together. We 



sons to keep their bands together and 
have some records lying around, you know 
- put something out - people would feel 
like there was something happening that 



1007. Breakfast started. We tried to bring a 
focus to what was going on. so that when 



fliMIwlllfii!li 



There's nothing going on here. I'll just get 

away from this because its too scattered." 

And I think that bands did stay together 

longer because of the label. 

Zak: And now there's a thriving music scene 

and we take full credit. 

MRR: What were the early Fat Day shows 

like? Was it mostly Harvard kids? 



~~-:j- ■ — — -s 

even Fat Day at the time, it was the Any- 
thing Family. 

Arik: They were my favorite band. 
Matt: Arik wasn't in the band at the time. We 
had a guy who was really into geology and 



of the Toxic Narcotic kids are ever gonna 
go see Fat Day." 

Doug: They'd hate us anyway. Every time 
we've ever played the Middle East Down- 
stairs when they've had an opportunity to 
come, they seriously run for the door. 
Which is a good thing. If people aren't 



and persevere. They should just get out. 
On the other side of it. I don't think it would 



M ' wMffliMM i 



evidently don't care. We've played 
enough times and had enough bad expe- 
riences to know that its not about us pi- 
geonholing ourselves. 
Matt: Most of the vegan kids are really nice 
and friendly and open-minded - they like 
lots of different kinds of bands. And they 
really like Fat Day. 



sively in the last five years in Boston, and 
probably around the country. When we 
started Fat Day. to get a show in Boston at 
an all-ages space that was only charging 
$5 was impossible. That did not exist. And 



to different kinds of music and hair and a big bushy beard. His name was come to town, they don't play the Middle 



iportant to their record, their lis- 



they're gonna play our basement. 



i sticks out as*beTng in the world of early Sesame Street records where certain- for us I think. 



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shows are more chw 
bands rather than I 
hardcore scene? \ 
Zak: It requires a a 
matters how you get j 
what the music is. not 



ppose that these DIY 
icteristic of "emo" 
ther subsets of the 



newer styles of punk (< 
better word) who arei 
being DIY. A lot of i 
changed our ideas of \ 
are. When we started 
claim. "We're a hardc 
more like. "We're a we 
we play the Middle a 
where the weird noil 
punk kids aren't goincT 
became more of a pu j 
the Middle East 20 or* 
that playing in a shitff 
more fun than playin? 
that we're going wefl 
selves in our own bat« 
4 years. j 

Arik: And we'll say. "~t 
than when we used toftl 
to all those people." | 
Matt: "...all those swec 
Doug: There's also c 
control that happens i 
happen in a baseme 
space. When you're cf 



litical idea: that it 
our music as well as 
that there aren't lots 
pse who play these 
r "emo" for lack of a 
t meticulous about 
too is that we've 
hat sort of band we 
out. we didn't pro- 
re band", we were 
rd noise band, and 
ast because that's 
bands play. The 
o like us." And as we 
ik band and played 
times, we realized 
little space is a lot 
in a club. At the rate 
be playing to our- 
room in another 3 or 



at's so much better 
y in our basement 



ty 



people know what to 
them takes a ridicu 



world, but surprise i| 
ate in music and is ss 
and have happen! 



tern and monitors anc 
at them and lights fl< 



"Wow! It was amazing! j 
don't have all that I 
bands can just do the! 
you can experience itj 
the way the bands do] 
Zak: I think that the CoS 
vulnerable to that too/ 
place to play but no! 
surprised by anything 
pens there. We go. arS 
social activity, and Ij 
band was there, butr 
anyone's blown away 



people." 

certain amount of 

a club that doesn't 

nt or another weird 

the Middle East, the 

e gonna go on stage. 

xpect, and surprising 

ous antics. That's not 

you have to run your 

something I appreci- 

mething I want to see 

o me. Sometimes a 

|pvercome the PA sys- 

soundperson yelling 

shing. to have some- 

ou're like, 

When you 

hit. good 

thing and 

in terms of 



Matt: Yeah, but we didn't do as well with it. 
MRR: So you do better with — 
Doug: Crap. 

Zak: 4-track and a lot of mics and trial and 
error. 

Matt: Tape distortion. 
Doug: Patience. 
Arik: Tape overload. 
Matt: Knob-twiddling. 
Doug: Problem solving. 
Matt: A small mixer. 

Arik: PZM microphones from Radio Shack. 
Zak: And normal Shure microphones, like 
the kind you'd find in a club. We use pretty 
inexpensive straightforward stuff. When it 
works it's as good as anything I've ever 
heard. 

MRP: How many other bands have you re- 
corded? 
Arik: About ten. 

Zak: We did all the bands on The Ouide To 
Your Demise (the Pissed Officers, Fe- 
daykin. Fat Day. Chickita. the McVeighs. 
Gerty Farish. the Cotton K's). Toddler. Fear 
Of Reprisal... 

Matt: I'm recording Krema-1. 
Zak: I'd like to record Lesion from Brockton. 
Doug: Once again It's like almost ev- 
erything else we do - people we like, 
bands we like, it naturally evolves that 
we want to have them here more often 
and record them, and do things with 
them and make projects. 
MRR: And you do all this for free? 
Doug: Absolutely. 

Matt: Yeah. We don't charge for re- 
cording. 

Doug: That would be wrong. 
Arik: It would really be harsh injustice. 
Zak: I didn't even get a free record out 
of that Gerty Farish thing. 
Doug: In some ways I don't think it 
would be right in that it's not typical 



$5 



?5 

«3 



ment has definitely 
ments of fucking craz 
Arik: I think we've man 
prise a lot of people 
the bands we've broUF 
Matt: A lot of my fc 
have been here. Th 
come through here d 
ent kind of show, i 
whose friends gave] 
MRR: How much o 
corded at an actui 



pis just as 
fs a great 
ne is ever 
that hap- 
this is our 
glad that 
it's not like 
very often, 
t our base- 
ad its mo- 



ness. 

bged to sur- 
with some of 

tin. 
Vorite shows 

bands that 
re looking for a differ- 
r they're just bands 
hem our number, 
your material was re- 




l studio? 

gjnglesand nothing since. 

n't call that an actual 



Doug: And I wouffi 
studio. 



slightly better e 
the basement? 



sd yourselves there with 
Suipment than you use in 



recording quality. 

Arik: I don't think we can really offer that. 

MRR: Do think that people can really tell 

when they pick up. say. The Guide To Your 

Demise? Do you think they listen to that 

record and say. "This all sounds like it was 

recorded in a basement!"? 

Zak: No. I don't think so. cuz I think that a lot 

of the stuff that comes out of the studios is 

really really awful in a bad/tinny/small 

way. 



MRR: Even if you take a really great hard- 
core record - like Boston. Not LA. - it 
sounds incredibly small and tinny, espe- 
cially by today's standards. Few hardcore 
bands had access to "quality" production 
until the mid-80's, and by then most of them 
weren't good anymore and anything that 
couldve been any good suffered griev- 
ously at the hands of overproduction. 
Zak: Right. I like Never Mind The Bollocks, 
but aside from that there's not much big- 
studio-recorded punk or hardcore that I 
ever liked much. In some ways the sound 
that we've ended up getting harkens back 
to the hardcore bands that we liked and 
what their records sounded like. 10 or 15 
years ago.. .some of them. 
Doug: We put a lot more excitement into 
our recordings because we care about 
what we're doing. It's not like we're a studio 
where someone hands us 50 bucks and we 
have to record something we don't care 
about, that's not what its about. We just like 
the band. We want to make them sound 
good. So we have a good time. 
MRR: Do you still record all the vocals in a 
garbage can? 

Matt: That was just for Chickita. 
Zak: There was some garbage can 
involved on our album. 
Doug: We will use the garbage can 
again someday. We like the garbage 
can. 

Arik: And we are not afraid to use the 
garbage can again. 
Matt: Yeah. "Trashy-sounding". 
MRR: What some other funny things 
that have happened in recording oth- 
er bands? 

Matt: Well, the Cotton K's showed up 
with two acoustic guitars and said. "OK 
were ready to record", and they spent 
four hours in the basement and I re- 
member coming into the 
kitchen after they were all 
done and I remember they 
were sitting around talking 
about how they didn't like 
any of it. They hated every- 
thing. 

Zak: And then we went down 
with some electric stuff and 
they recorded absolutely in- 
credible noise. We just 
turned the mics on and said. 
"OK we've got half-an-hour." 
That's the track that's on 
Guide To Your Demise. Other 
than that, recording is not 
that eventful. 

Arik: It's mostly boring, te- 
dious stuff- up and down the 
stairs over and over again to 
listen to it on the crappy ste- 
reo, 
m is a patchwork taken from a variety of 
different sources - numerous recording 
sessions in your basement and live shows 
around the country recorded on who- 
knows-what, and it's put together with lots 
of weird stuff. 

Zak: Yeah. We didn't set out to make that 
record that way. We had this idea that we 
were just hoping to record each side as one 
continuous take and that didn't really work. 
Matt: We spent two months really trying to 



et that to work - to get the sound so 
erfect so that we'd be able to play non 
top for 15 minutes twice so that we'd have 
vo record sides on tape, 
ak: That was also the first thing we made 
1 the basement. 

latt: We had a final thing and we were 
eady to send it off and we were like. This 
i not.. .exciting". 

!ak: The records that I was thinking about 
it the time we put that together were not 
lardcore records at all- the Grifters' One 
Jock Missing, just cuz I knew it had been 
ecorded on a four track and they got 
imazing sounds out of all their instruments, 
ilso some Thinking Fellers Stuff. I think the 
>roblem with a lot of hardcore records is 
hat they're not put together to listen to as 
i record: Here are 20 songs and they're all 
i minute long and they all may be really 
jood - but I don't listen to music in that way . 
3oug: Zak has touched on 
something in that a lot of 
lardcore bands don't think 
ibout music in the same 
vay that we do. 
Cak: We're fuckln' art-pan- 
iies. 

Doug: We really wanna say 
jomething and do some- 
hing interesting. It's not 
ust like. "Here it is", it's 
Tiore like. "BLEAAHGHH!" 
as opposed to. "Here it is". 
-1RR: It also seems like you 
took the most appropriate 
take of each song and they 
lust happen to be from 
varying sessions. "You 
Love Me", for example, is 
excruciatingly overblown 
with distortion. Matt pro- 
claims. "This is a song, 
about love ." You guys fuck 
up the beginning and re- 
start. 

Matt: That's one we had hanging around for 
a year or two and Zak and I said. "This has 
to go on something that we put out as a 
record." 

Doug: I think more bands would object to 
certain things- "I didn't like my solo on this 
song. It didn't come out right, let's do it 
again or let's not put out that track." Our 
attitude is. "What in fact does this have 
when I listen to this? What is going on 
here?" It doesn't really matter if we played 
really well. What's more important is that it 
sounds amazing - it does something when 
you listen to it. 

Zak: The records I always enjoyed listen- 
ing to most when I was a kid discovering 
music for the first time were the ones that 
had their own kinda "world", and you'd pick 
it up and you'd look at the front and you'd 
be like "Wow!" and you'd get the inserts out 
and you'd be like 12 or 13 and you'd be 
trying to figure out what the fuck these 
people were thinking — 
Arik: "What Universe is this in?" 
Zak: — And the music has its own sound and 
it's not just a song in a space. You know, 
embarrassing records like The Wall -that's 
put together in a really continuous fashion 
and I listened to that a lot - the way one 
song would go into a little interlude and the 



next song would come out of that - not that 
I'm hoping that we ever sound like that. It 
makes the experience of listening to a 
record more than just the songs that are on 
the record. 

MRR: And then there's the long T-sta- 
tion thing. 

Arik: That was something that I had 
wanted to put on a record for a long 
time. 

Doug: Zak created that. 
MRR: In the way that the Cotton K's 
track elevates The Guide To Your De- 
mise comp from being a "damn-good" 
record to being a "fucking-great" 
record, that noise piece does the 
same, especially to anyone who lives 
in Boston -the sound is unmistakably 
that of an Alewife-bound Red Line 
train pulling into Harvard Square sta- 
tion. It can't be anything else. 



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Zak: Yeah. It's all about this sort of "world." 
That's the "world" that we live in. That's a 
place that I was in a lot and I'd heard that 
sound and I knew that I could get it on tape. 
Actually. Andy from Flap did a very similar 
thing in England - lotsa tape overload on a 
subway pulling into a station. 
MRR: What's the deal with your cover art? 
All of your record covers seem to approach 
the ideas of violence and cruelty toward 
animals in a manner that is almost playful. 
Yet you are a group of completely non- 
violent vegetarians. Also, you have a com- 
puter upstairs, friends who are artists and 
workatnumberof different copy shopsand 
yet your records manage to took rather 
haphazardly thrown together. You con- 
stantly write "Fat Day" in this cruddy block 
lettering that looks like it was drafted by a 
stupid drooling eight-year-old. What's go- 
ing on here? 

Arik: I thought that lettering looked really 
good. We spent a long time laying that out. 
Doug: I still do think it looks really good. 
Zak: I always said it looked cruddy. 
Doug: Slick computer graphics and all that 
stuff has its place and it's usually on fliers 
for your business, but for your records. It's 
the same thing with good production in a 
studio - there's no aesthetics there, you 
just pay your money for what you get. If 



you're not doing it yo 
making something th 
you're just letting som 
work for you and that 
MRR: What are sorrv 
you guys have p 
the process of pu 
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resurrecting the Fi 
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while he drives. 
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All the bands that I I 
exception of the Sh 
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Boston, but Fat Day c 
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have inherited this tin 
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music and really brin 
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listened to all of Bo, 
cently . but that recoi 
album are absolute 
nitely be proud to ca| 
more of that sort of 
that I don't have an 
lot of that around h 
Doug: When we got 
was Sam Black Ch 
first impression of 
really hard to undo 
has this tie- in to Sli 
that place again 
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Doug: Not t 
not a good 
MRR: Lets t 
Arik: Yes. Wi 
people with 
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good thing 
from the mu 
it to try and 
what happ 
situation. 
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rock scene 
and it takes 
to break th 
Arik: If you'r 
don't feel quit 
just play you 
people to mi 
opened for th 
this guy thou 
too macho bee) 
was wearing a 
ball jersey. Wh 
you're wearing <• 
red nightie It's 
hard for people 
the wrong idea 
MRR: A lot of the aj 
featured during si 
of your live shows 
to mimic those of 
"queer" bands ovei 
last twenty years (< 
sy Division. W 
County, the VII 
People, etc.) The 
of cross-dressing 
or wearing unifori 
a symbol of ga 
ture. adopting th. 
saying. "I love a 
uniform" — 
Matt: Well. I do. 
sexuals feel mo 
because they'v 
a lot of peopl 
because we ha 
Zak: Uh.. 
Doug: What I'm 
subculture (not 
culture as it use 
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people will go through to get their kicks: the 
blurry computer images on The Guide To 
Your Demise compilation, the photos of 
GUoe action figures stuck in odd places on 
the Bound For Glory EP. as well as the 
cover which appears to be a fairly standard 
bondage photo that kind of looks 
like Matt. 

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able. ' 

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bondage or pornography, especial- ^J 
ly the way it looks after it actually 
gets printed and it's really hard to tell *- 
what's going on. It's like. "BLEEE- 
AGH!" " to 

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looking record. There's not a lot that 
scares people in the punk scene JJ* 
more than pornographic images of ^! 
men. That's why we made it really 
grainy and hard to see - so it'd look € 



like something that you picked up off your 
shoe. That was the concept for that record . 
It was all out one issue of Honcho maga- 
zine from the late 70s. Straight pornogra- 
phy has a different meaning for a lot of 
people. You're saying something totally 
different by putting an image of a spread- 
eagled naked woman on your record than 
you are by putting a man with rope dan- 
gling off of every extremity. That's a mes- 
sage I'm comfortable with. I wouldn't be 
comfortable with something more conven- 
tional. 

Matt: By conventional, do you mean "imag- 
es of women portrayed in a pornographic 
setting"? 

Zak: By conventional. I mean "not freaky." 
It's a freaky gay porn image on the front of 
that record by most people's standards. 
MRR: The nature of gay pornography 
tends to be less geared toward the degra- 
dation of a particular sex than straight 
pornography. Straight porn is dominated 
by a male exploitation of the female anat- 
omy, whereas gay porn is more self-exploi- 
tive. and therefore arguably not really a 
form of exploitation at all. 
Zak: I just saw The People Vs. Larry Flint 
and there's been a big outcry from femi- 



nists about that (most of which I agree with 

because I think the movie has nothing to do 

with Larry Flint the real person). You can't 

talk about pornography as one thing in a 

political way. Hustler magazine operates 

on a totally different level than most gay 

porn. In a magazine like Hustler, there 

is a division between consumers and 

*\ objects, and women are the objects. 

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& that bears a similar aesthetic, but the 

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pornographers claim that you can in- 

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especially a lot more appealing - a lot 
p. weirder and wackier and fun than the 
< world of straight porn. But if you hit the 
weirdness factor in straight 
porn I can get into it too. You 
just have to have the right 
weirdness quotient. I don't 
what it is. but without it. it's 
completely dead - devoid of 
any feeling other than male 
hatred. 

MRR: Let's talk about your 
own nudity. 

Doug: I guess I'm the primary 
moverof nudity. I'mallabout 
nudity. I wish most people 
were naked and did a little 
more nude stuff. I love na- 
i kedness. It's weird. 
I MRR: What about the last 
j Kudgel show? 

Matt: I was uncomfortable 
with the nudity, so I borrowed 
a real naval battle-dress uni- 
form and wore that instead 
' of being naked. 

Arik: Doug and I were naked 
and wrapped in Saran Wrap 
from head to toe. except for eyes. nose, 
mouth and feet cuz we had socks and 
shoes on. The Saran Wrap got tucked into 
our socks. It was really hot too - I almost 
fainted. 

Doug: Once again, it's about ridiculous- 
ness, its about wackiness. Do something 
weird. Get a reaction, even if it's from your 
own band members. Do something that 
you wouldn't normally do or wouldn't ex! 
pect and see if it does anything to you. see 
what it makes you do. What it made me do 
is get really hot. 

MRR: Is your penchant for wearing uni- 
forms premeditated? 
Arik: There's usually some planning in- 
volved. The first show I actually played with 
the band was the outdoor show with the 
white chemical-safety suits. It was a Har- 
vard student event. 

Zak: John Lithgow was in charge of it all. 
Doug: He'd gotten together this thing 
called "Arts First" and we'd decided to take 
on Arts First and do our thing. 
Arik: It's a pretty bad event. 
Doug: It was another one of those things 
where it's just a crappy event that people at 
the school arrange to have students ex- 
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held in a public place, isn't 

played in Harvard Square 

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lenerator, and three shop- 
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gets credit. There's not really that separa- 
tion in our band. 

MRR: What about the song 'Choad Nick- 
el"? 

Arik: I was listening to Wire when I wrote that. 
Matt: Several days before "Choad Nickel" 
happened. Arik told me. "I'm realty into this 
idea of having songs that instead of 
going: A-B-A-B. they go: A-B-C-D— " 
Arik: — E. 

Matt: —And I was like. "Go with that." 
Doug: The lyrics are my responsibility/ 
fault. It was a story related to me about 
Mr. Pocketpool- now a mythical figure 
in my existence - He was this guy that 
would watch boys play basketball at a 
highschool gym and masturbate in his 
pants. 

MRR: How about "Knute Rockne"? 
Matt: I was at home, reading this book 
- Prairie Earth by William Least Heat- 
moon — 
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mean? 

Matt: I live here. 

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poser and musician 

world - a division 

composing is left to t 

execution is left to tht 

same hold true for Fa' 

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between Matt and t 

Day. 

Matt: I don't play in; 



'hat does that 



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in the classical music 
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he composer and the 
musicians. Does the 
Day in any respect? 
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bagpipes. In Fat Day 



songs, including lyrici 
person writes a song 
rest of the group with b 
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gets worked out. 
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person gets ridiculed 
song. 
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would your name be? 
Matt: "Throws-Like-A-Girl." Anyway. I was 
reading this book and there's this part 
where he talks about how Knute Rockne 
was in an airplane in 1929. and his plane 
collided with another plane over a county 
in Kansas, and there's all this gory stuff 
about how the planes go down and every- 
body dies and the pilot's body gets eject- 
ed through the windshield and under the 
nose cone - they pull out the nose cone 3 
days later and his body is jelly - and there 
are souvenir hunters who come along and 
take all of Knute Rockne's body parts and 
strip the plane clean in 3 or 4 days of all 
souvenierable things that you could take. 
Arik: Like... ears. 

Matt: Knute Rockne was a very, very famous 
man. He was a football coach for Notre 
Dame in the 1920's and he won millions of 
games. So I was like. "Wow, that's a really 
cool way to die and there's body parts 
everywhere." So I wrote a song about it. 
MRR: What about the song "Duro Duro"? 
Zak: That's an old one we don't actually 
play anymore. I wrote it. It's about losing 



my virginity. 

Arik: Is it really? There are so many things 

that I didn't know about these songs. 

Matt: I knew that. 

Doug: I didn't know it was about that. I 

thought it was about child molestation. 

Zak: One of the weird things about having 
everyone write the lyrics is that Matt 
sings stuff that has personal mean- 
ing for other people as if they were 
his own words. 

MRR: Howdid you lose yourvirginity? 
Zak: It was on a playground. I was 
very young... well, not like that. 
MRR: How old were you? 
Zak: I was twelve. 
Doug: Wow. 

MRR: How old were you? 
Doug: Twenty-.. -three. 
Matt: Seventeen. 

Arik: I was a sophomore in 
college.. .probably twenty. 
MRR: What are your beliefs on the 
subject of marriage? 
Arik: I believe that I'm probably not 
ever gonna get married. 
Doug: I think its basically a bad 
idea... 

Arik: Zak got married though - last 
summer. 

Doug:. ..but I think Zak's marriage is a 
good statement about that bad idea. 
Matt: Unfortunately its a very incon- 
venient statement for Zak. 
Arik: Is it inconvenient? 
Zak: Well, potentially. I don't actually 
have my wife's phone number. (So if 
you're out there Chris, we need to 
talk.) You know, it was a gimmicky 
joke, it was a good joke — 
Doug: It was an excellent joke. 
Zak: — And I have to live with the con- 
sequences and that has its down 
sides. I'm not sorry about the wedding 
part — 

Arik: The wedding was great. 
Matt: The wedding was amazing! 
Arik: "Bonnie Forest Notary & Tax Ser- 
vice" in South Carolina. 
Zak: I don't believe in marriage in any 
conventional sense - 1 said many times. "I'll 
never get married." before that. 
Matt: — And you still haven't really. 
Zak: So. in a way. this is the short-cut to 
never really getting married - being mar- 
ried in a way you don't really mean. 
Matt: When I meet the right girl. Ill settle 
down and live with her for 10 or 15 years, and 

I'm not gonna marry her. 
MRR: I wasn't at the wedding, but from what 
I understand, it was sort of like a Fat Day 
show without Fat Day actually playing. 
Arik: Doug was wearing his bunny-suit. I 
certainly would've dressed up for the occa- 
sion if I'd had any idea where we were going . 
Zak: Yeah. I didn't tell them where we were 
going and Matt got a speeding ticket on the 
way cuz I told him to hurry. 
Arik: "Hurry-and-get-to-South-Carolina- 
but-you-don't-know-why." 
MRR: I think that just about wraps it up. 
Anything that we neglected to mention? 
Matt: Does anyone actually read the inter- 
views in MRR? 

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He was born in a two room long cabin in a 
small town called North Tumberalnd, in New 
Hampshire. No, this is not a fucking grade school 
book report on Abraham Lincoln, this is G.G. Allin! 
G.G. was born August 29, 1956 and grew up in a 
small town, where he and his brother, Merle, were 
sheltered from the world by their recluse fa- 
ther. The bizarre man worked in the paper mill 
and name his younger son Jesus Christ Allin. 
Merle who was a year 
older, had a hard time 
pronouncing Jesus', 
and it came out sound- 
ing like GeeGee". Sort 
of like Wally calling 
Theodore Beaver 
Jesus Christ Allin's 
mother rescued him 
from small town ridi- 
cule by changing his 
name to Kevin Michael 
Allin, by the time he 
entered the first 
grade However, G.G 
stuck , and that's what 
he went by. The Allin 
family would move back 
and forth from New 
Hampshire to Vermont, 
from one small town to 

another Music was not a part of the Allin Family 
to the two boys (Merle and G.G) were around 
nine and ten. Being the latter part of the 1960 s, 
they re first musical exposure was the Monkees. 
the Beatles, and shit like that G.G. was a nervous 
kid. He was unable to keep still and was always 
tapping and banging on stuff, keeping a beat. 
This led to an interest in drums G.G was con- 
sumed by his passion for the drums and that is 
all he ever wanted to do 

Being from small towns musicians was 
hard to come by. So when someone came along 
who played music, especially one who had a drum 
set G.G. became immediately interested. Merle 
began playing guitar and he and G.G. would jam 
in the trailer that they were living in. The State 




Police were regular visitors One of G.G.'s early 
band was Little Sister s Date (LSD). G.G played 
drums, Merle played guitar, and Al Chapel played 
guitar. Chapel would later join up with G.G in the 
original Jabbers on bass. LSD was a cover band 
that played dances covering Kiss, Alice Cooper, 
Black Sabbath, which at the time was a step up 
from all the top 40 cover bands that were hap- 
pening. A big influence on both G.G and Merle 

was when they went to 
Maine and seen the Dic- 
tators. Later they got 
into the Ramones. MC5, 
and the Stooges, but the 
Dictators was a turning 
point A new direction for 
RocknRoll. G.G.'s first punk 
band was Malpractice. 
G.G on drums and he was 
singing at this time. 
Merle played bass, Jeff 
Penny and a guy named 
Brian played guitar. This 
was late 197& The band 
played the Maine, Ver- 
mont, New Hampshire club 
circuit and did pretty 
well. Club owners kept 
telling them to turn down 
or get out". They re- 
leased their first original single Devil s Angel" 
b/w "Love Tunnel". Although highly collectible, 
Merle admits that he is not too happy with it. 
G.G.'s fan would definitely want this in their col- 
lection Eventually Malpractice split up and in 
1978 G.G and Merle formed the Jabbers. G.G. 
now wanted to be the front man, to get close to 
all the excitement G.G. and Merle hired Peter 
Henault. a guitar player from a cover band Pete 
was not a punk but a good guitar player. This 
line up recorded an EP, with G.G. singing and play- 
ing drums Bored to Death", Beat Beat Beat", 
and One Man Army This record is fucking 

great' Definitely get it. It is on G.G.'s first al- 
um, Always Was. Is. and Always Shall Be". If you 
can't find it any other way. Merle includes it on 



G.G. s singles compilation, unfortunately it is only 
available on cassette from Merle, but he occa- 
sionally has the original vinyl for sale. G.G. played 
guitar well enough "to write songs, and was able 
to get the music across to the other players. 
G.G was also a damned good drummer, as he 
early records show. This original version of the 
jabbers was short lived. Merle moved to Bos- 
ton, and for the first time the two brothers went 
their separate ways. Merle formed Thrills in 
Boston. Thrills soon became one of Boston's 
popular attractions in the club circuit. G.G still 
had plans for the Jabbers. 

G.G married his high school sweetheart, 
Sandy. Working as a janifor in a nursing home, 
he and Sandy stayed 
married for five years 
During those five years 
G.G came as close to a 
normal lifestyle as he 
ever had. The post 
Merle, Jabbers were 
formed in 1979, in 
Manchester, New 
Hampshire. G.G. s old 
friend Al Chapel moved 
to New Hampshire to 
play bass, Johnny Foron 
and Rob Basso played 
guitar, they had a 
drummer, whose name 
I do not know, and of 
course G.G sang. How- 
ever, G.G. did play 
drums on the album. 
The Jabbers went 
through a lot of line up 
changes. The Jabbers 
were playing a lot of 
shows in Manchester 
and Boston. Boston had 

kind of a cool scene happening, with bands like, 
DMZ, Real Kids, and the Neighborhoods. The Jab- 
bers opened up for Thrills in Boston, and Merle 
and G.G, got to play and the same club in dif- 
ferent bands. The Jabbers quickly got a repu- 
tation of being a "problem" band. The problem 
of course was G.G G.G. s antics on stage earned 
them a reputation as a band that could not play 
the same club twice. By today's standards, and 
certainly not by G.G. s later days, would his an- 
tics even be considered outrageous. He would 
roll around on the floor, take drinks off 
customers tables, and fuck with the audience 
on the microphone. Certainly not enough to be 
banned by clubs, but this was New England, 1979. 
. G.G.'s passion for music destroyed his mar- 
riage. His music was too consuming, and he did 
not nave enough room in his life for a wife. Sandy 
and G.G divorced, but during the five years of 
their marriage they were happy. 

The Jabbers were a serious band, and 
very important to G.G I feel it was G.G.'s best 
work. He sang with great conviction and style. 
During the Jabber years, G.G.'s addictions were 



under control, he drank but not to the extremes 
of his later life, and he was not yet consumed 
with heroin. Although he never intended the Jab- 
bers to last forever, I feel he was more musi- 
cally focused in the Jabbers, than all the other 
bands in his career Tension grew in the Jab- 
bers. The band got tired of rehearsing four 
times a week and not being able to play out. G.G 
would promise that he would play the game, that 
he'd just go do the shows and not piss off the 
owners. But of course, as soon as he would start 
performing, all promises were forgotten. Tired 
and frustrated the Jabbers broke up. G.G. had 
away of scaring people out of his life, as quickly 
as he would attract them into his life. 

If you are fa- 
miliar with the Jab- 
bers, then you know 
what I mean about 
how great they were. 
If your not, and you 
only know of G.G.'s 
later stuff, then you 
are in for a great 
surprise. Do yourself 
a favor check out the 
Jabbers, it some of 
the best punk rock 
ever recorded. I did 
not want to go into 
G.G.'s later life. I 
wanted to focus on 
the Jabbers. So if you 
were looking for sto- 
ries of shitting, 
pissing, fighting, and 
fucking (Drink, Fight, 
and Fuck), look else- 
where. G.G s life is 
well documented, 
even his bizarre fu- 
neral. Merle is working on G.G s biography right 
now. I also want to add .that there has been 
speculation that G.G.'s death was suicide. Espe- 
cially because of how he would promise to kill 
himself on stage on Halloween. However, prior to 
his death, he had just recorded a record with 
the Murder Junkies, with his brother Merle, and 
Merle told me that G.G would not have killed him- 
self before he got to see the record come out. 
I gathered that Merle offered the only form of 
stability in G.G.'s life. He would always come back 
to Merle, for music and friendship. I am not dis- 
counting nor judging GG's notoriety but there 
are other formats for that. Lastly I want to point 
out, that G.G was a great singer and song writer. 
I feel that G.G go trapped in nis life. When people 
wanted a freak show he was more than happy to 
give it to them, but the music was the most im- 
portant thing G.G had a lot to offer, and he was 
the real thing. He lived what he believed. A lot 
people benefited, vicariously, through G.G., 
people, who wished they had the balls to do what 
he did. He lived and died for Rocknroll, unfortu- 
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making up the rules as they went along, fucking, but also 
fucking up. This gives lots of solid, practical advice for 
seasoned self proclaimed sluts as well as sluts in training who have decided against 
pursuing the unrealistic goal of lifetime monogamy. I highly suggest reading this 
book for guidance and advice about the delightful options in polyamory: everything 
from committed multi-partner relationships to friendly sex, casual sex, group sex 
and more. Catherine A Liszt and Dossie Easton, the dynamic authors of The Topping 
Book and The Bottoming Book, came together again to bring us this long awaited 
handbook to exploring the sometimes difficult, but often rewarding territory of 
non-traditional sexual and romantic relationships. Acting as the Ms Manners for 
perverts, Liszt and Easton do a fine job covering all the basic issues: jealousy, 
boundaries, projecting emotions, forging agreements and dealing with conflict. They 
offer suggestions on arrangements to make with partners, how to cleanly negotiate 
through conflicts, childbearing, maintaining health and a host of other obstacles 
that threaten the disorienting world of sluthood. Their signature humor and liberal 
use of personal anecdotes makes for quick reading and you'll soon find yourself 
running out to put their wise words into play. 

Catherine A. Liszt (AKA Lady Green) writer, pervert, pain slut, educator also 
runs Greenery Press, the publishing company of The Ethical Slut as well as dozens 
of titles of responsible sex non-fiction. Her first book. The Sexually Dominant Woman: 
A Workbook for Nervous Beginners, has introduced thousands of couples to the 
delights of female domination and paved the way for Greenery: Lady Green's 
Newsletter Tor Women 6 Men Exploring Female Domination. Dossie Easton, a San 
Francisco therapist, active sex radical, and well-known bottom, teaches classes on 
S/M techniques, skills and philosophy. She is also one of the original members of 
the Society of Janus, San francisco's oldest SM organization. With the years of 
experience between the two, you can be sure the information they give has been 
tested time and time again. 

"Great sluts are made, not born. The skills you need to keep yourself and 
partners happy and growing can be developed through a combination of conscious 
effort and frequent practice." The book is divided into four separate parts, the first 
defines the ideas and concepts that need to grasped within. The basic fundamental 
step towards ethical sluthood is to bring your locus of control into yourself— to 
recognize the difference between your own personal issues and the issues of other's. 
In short, to become complete yourself without the need to find "your other half." 
Following this thorough self examination comes mastering other skills that are 
necessary for to become a successful slut: effective communication skills, emotional 
honesty, affection, faithfulness (meaning honoring your commitments), limit setting, 
and organizational skills and planning. But the most important skill is to learn to 
enjoy sex. Learning to masturbate, finding your turn ons, getting your conditions 
met. and communicating your desires are all necessary to go on to part two- 
interactions with other sluts. Here they tackle the difficult issues of setting 
boundaries, jealousy and conflict resolution. Personal boundaries are made by 
owning your choices, resisting projecting your feelings onto your partners, and 
setting real world limits to your behavior. A major portion of part two deals with 
issues surrounding jealousy, recognized as the biggest obstacle to free love. Easton 
and Liszt carefully and succinctly dissect it's roots and teach how to unlearn and 
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world. Anti-sex crusaders, religion, schools and political establishments that 
discriminate against those with unconventional lifestyles. Health issues and 
childbearing are also discussed at length. And of course no sex book would be 
complete without the ever present, gateway resources, found in part four. Helping 
sluts find other sluts, places for sluts to meet and organize, slut-friendly professionals 
and so on... 

"So who is the ethical slut? We are." If you dream of freedom, if you dream 
of sex, if you dream of abundance of friends and flirtation and consensual conquest, 
of following your desires and seeing where they take you, you've already taken the 
First step. Ethical Sluthood is about freedom. Freedom of choice as well as freedom 
From puritanical belief systems based on self denial and codependency. Together, 
Easton and Liszt dispel every myth and tackle cultural false paradigms surrounding 
sexuality and non-monogamy, offering instead, a belief system based on freedom, 
integrity and the quest for personal pleasure. But with this freedom comes 
responsibility, for yourself as well as for others. Ethical Sluts are not to be confused 
with players or "sport fuckers," those who are only concerned about the score. 
Honesty, respect, love for others as well as for the act are all aspects of ethical 
sluthood. Sex and sexual love are fundamental forces for good and all consensual 
sexual choices have the potential to be a creative positive force in the lives of 
individuals. "Pluralism and sluthood can become a path to transcendence, a freeing 
of the mind and spirit as well as the body, a way of being in the world that allows 
expanded awareness, spiritual growth and— not incidentally— really good sex." They 
took the words right out of my mouth. — Catherine Cook 

25 and Under * edited by Susan Ketchin and Neil Giordano 

227 pages • $12 

W.W. Norton • 500 Fifth Avenue • New York • NY • 10110 

I admit it. I was wrong. 

But first, 1 have to explain this. The very first thing 
I noticed about 25 and Under was its Contributors's Notes 
in the back. I flipped through it, not necessarily put off by 
any of the insights the writers presented, but I did know 
that the book was a product of our higher institutions 
throughout the land (many of the writers come from 
Harvard, John Hopkins, etc.) and this perplexed me a bit. 
Was 1 about to be assailed by privileged covey of baby 
Faulknerians? Would academia once again put me to sleep? 
After all, when Flannery O'Connor was once asked if 
universities stifle writers, she replied, "Not enough of them." 
I had this very quote in my mind when 1 came across one particular excerpt 
in the Notes: 

"This story is meant to bless readers with the knowledge that God cares 
about all of us and loves us, always. That knowledge makes me, like Manna (the 
protagonist in this particular story), want to pray as often as I Breathe." 
If there's anything worse than a Christian, it's a young Christian. 
I almost threw the book back at Martin, and didn't care in any way that I 
would appear to be an obstinate prick. I was told it was "my turn" to read the 
questionable" one. 

So 1 sucked it up. I figured 1 was due for this, seeing as how things had been 
going smoothly at the time. 1 shoved the book into my sack, forgot about it 
(intentionally) for about a month, and then picked it back up just a few days ago. 
If I wasn't being obstinate, 1 was surely being ignorant. Aside from a couple 
of bad seeds ( and even those have some moments), 25 and Under is a glimpse I'm 
glad I took. There're writers in here that not only write of people much, much older 
than themselves, but they actually pull it off amazingly well. They constructed these 
characters, put life into them, and did so in a way that elicited highly believable and 
sincere stories that speak way beyond the writer's years. Their command of the 
language is amazing, which isn't an easy task when you consider that most of these 
stories aren't drawn from personal experience— at least an "on hand" experience. 
There are, after all, certain limitations in the experience of of age that can weigh 
down upon a creative endeavor. What you basically get from the Contributor's Note 
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experience and then launched into the unknown with a spin of alchemy and vast 
imagination and intelligence 

These stories are in no way dipsy-do forways into pain (always an easy 
topic for young'uns) or suffering in which the reader is invariably placed in a situation 
that he or she can in no way-never-relate. and is thus guided through an emotional 
upheaval on an intellectual scale equal to a dog's howl. There is no misguided 
bravado, no failed, unschooled attempts at humor. There are true emotional dynamics 
here, in which, traces of humor can be found walking hand in hand with true plight 
"Geese." for instance, by ZZ Packer (great name, eh?), is a perfect example. 
The protagonist splits to Japan to avoid her lushy. alcoholic mother, and suddenly 
finds herself out of work, hungry, and keeping company with crazed, equally hungry, 
array of fools and idiots, captured by Packer's wry sense of humor and skillful 
narration. The end alone made me re-read it. 

Jason Brown, a name you may recognize, sandwiches the book with two 
contributions. Though a little sluggish at times, as he tries to grapple with the deepest 
of issues regarding Life (no sign intended). Brown delivers a deft style, augmented 
by a highly perceptive ability to weave themes and symbols around often tense and 
beguiling prose. Perspicacity would be the operative word. The guy has what many 
would term an Old Soul, and his writing is sure fire Pulitzer 

There are, to be sure, some obvious allusions to style in here. Carver quickly 
comes to mind, and is mentioned in Patrick Yachimskis Note as a major force 
behind his story "Asylum "-an aptly titled story about one man's personal search to 
find the essence of his madness. Even Hunter S. gets a nod here from Aaron Cohen 
in his story "This is Not a Joke like Vietnam"-a hilarious story about two dope- 
addled vets who take off in an old Huey left over from Nam in search of the Narrator's 
son, who has conveniently ditched his family via "Huckleberry Finn"-a raft-and 
has gone a-floatin' down the Big Muddy with his dog. Satirical Conrad and Twain 
follow, and it's a fun ride. 

25 and Under is flush with good writing and storytelling, but avoid the 
Introduction if you can. at least try to hold off on reading it until the end. That way. 
you wont have to read some glozy horseshit and wisdom attained at an early age. 
and you'll have yourself to be the judge. Now isn't that nice? - PC. Simonelli 



complexity that he had scorned for her simplicity and rudeness, a woman that acts 
in this manner because of self-loathing and insecurity, which is compounded by 
how she is treated by others. The woman might be a minor character in terms of the 
amount of "exposure" she gets in the novel, but her role is crucial in terms of both 
plot and symbolism and Nersesian plays her wonderfully. He seems to have a intuitive 
knack for the pathological demons that plague this bessotton character and never 
resorts to cliche to bring them to life for the reader. 

Nersesian also does a masterful job in teaching the reader about the 
psychological test that is New York City. His setting is lower Manhattan and any 
wannabe hipster that has spent early morning hours skulking around the East 
Village, Lower East Side or Brooklyn will be shocked at the accurate portrayal of 
the mind fuck that New York City can be. "So a group of us walked over to 
Second Avenue and south toward the Kiev where the cuisine was a mix of Eastern 
European and American greasy spoon, prepared by Indian short-order cooks " 
he writes about the East Village And he always does it with an economy of 
words and flourish. 

Nersesian also does well in describing aspects of each character in an 
economical manner The manager of the porn theater who loses his innocence 
in a corrupt scheme is described, 'Only the speech patterns and mannerisms 
remained of the Miguel who was once the sincere earth child. The money and 
vulgarity had made its breach, Miguel knew he couldn't walk nude along the 
streets or hand out dandelions, and he knew that rhetoric was just rhetoric, but 
in his heart of hearts I think he really wanted to believe the right words could 
precipitate the right actions." 

_ The Fuck-Up has the sour-sweet nihilism of punk rock, but this bleakness is 
affected by the begrudging acceptance that with hard work and cynical hope (if 
such a thing can exist?), life might not end up perfect, but it can always get better 
than the reality that it is now. - Mitchell Prothero 




The Fuck-Up • Arthur Nersesian 

274 pages • $ij 

Akashic Books • POB 10876 • Arlington • VA • 22210 

Set in the streets of New York City in the grim early 80s, 
The Fuck-Up examines a man's descent into oblivion and 
his eventual rebirth into something resembling a successful 
life. Arthur Nersesian teaches the lesson that complete 
failure in life changes the interpretation of success, and a 
long stint of total misery might teach one to appreciate 
minor success more readily. 

The Fuck-Up. New Yorker Nersesian's second 
novel, is a story of woe and redemption told in the first 
person from the perspective of the unnamed titular 
character. The book starts out with the character struggling 
with a crummy relationship and a minimum wage job, but 
he is surviving New York's vicious presence. Then, in quick succession, he loses his 
lover, job, and his best friend. These losses force him into a breathless tight rope of 
deceptive moves and scams to help himself survive the city. He starts working in a 
gay pornographic theater and hatches a wild scam with the manager, all the while 
pretending to be gay He again "imitates" a homosexual to become a house-sitter 
for a rich film director, beds a variety of women, and eventually loses everything he 
has (which admittedly is not much) and becomes homeless after each of his scamJ 
falls apart (because he's a fuck-up). 

The stage is set for his redemption, which arrives soon after he is taken in 
by the woman who he holds responsible for his best friend's suicide 

The vast majority of this book is spent setting up the collapse, despite the 
obvious importance of his resurrection to Nersesian. The author wants to point out 
the importance of the factors that lead to failure and how these factors often 
overshadow the failure itself. In an ironic twist, he is saved by a woman of modest 




Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps • Emmett Grogan 

498 pages • $12.95 

Citadel Underground ■ 600 Madison Avenue • New York • NY • 10022 

The last thirty-some years have produced enough bullshit 
about the sixties to fill a dozen Olympic sized swimming 
pools. The bullshit has been peddled with equal 
enthusiasm by both those who despise what happened 
in that time and those who adore it. Depending on who 
you listen to, the sixties were either a time of idiotic 
degradation that we are still paying for, or one of 
unrivaled bliss and imagination which those of us who 
came after can never hope to match. 

Whatever really did happen in the sixties, it 
seems that it was so turbulent and powerful that it 
remains impossible for most people to talk about it in 
any meaningful way. The people who shaped the movements and countercultures 
of the sixties were not saints, not demons, but human beings, and thus the 
movements they produced manifested the same contradictory tangles of 
neuroses, virtues, betrayals, and triumphs that define any individual's life. 

It is this fundamental humanity that so many people seem to have trouble 
dealing with. The issues that America confronted in those years elicited the 
most extreme passions from everyone involved, regardless of where they stood. 
The tangle of contradictory truths and realities that is the true legacy of the 
sixties is far too complex a thing for most people to address, far easier to boil 
the times down into a collection of slogans and icons that can be vilified, 
worshiped, or marketed at will. 

In some ways, Ringolevio, Emmett Grogan's memoir of the Haight-Ashbury 
counterculture, is guilty of this very thing, even as it struggles against it. In 
Grogan's case, however, it is not the era he mythologizes, but himself. Even 
Grogan's close friend Peter Coyote notes Ringolevios narcissism in his 
introduction: "As proud as I was of a brother's success... I was sore about the 
egocentric tone of Ringolevio and agreed with one friend's assessment when he 
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But just as Grogan's ego compelled him to elevate himself to near mythic 
status. Ringolevio also displays an honesty and intelligence that cuts straighl' 
through the bullshit and says something real about the sixties. Grogan's 
perspective was a unique one with respect to those of his contemporaries 
whereas the mass of young hipsters who settled in San Francisco came from 
safe suburban homes. Grogan had grown up a poor Irish kid in Brooklyn Hi; 
life before coming to San Francisco in 1965 was characterized by a turbuleni 
mix of poverty, drug addiction, thievery, and violence, and his tendency to fine 
himself in trouble with either side of the law took him from Brooklyn to Italy to 
Ireland before he hit twenty. In short, Emmett Grogan's life was shaped b> 
many of the social ills that the New Left and the flower children were railing or 
about. 

One of Ringolevio's recurring themes is Grogan's contempt for the middle 
class hippie kids who looked upon poverty as a romantic adventure. To Grogan 
the hippies' easy anti-materialism amounted to a trivialization of the things he- 
had lived through. It was as though the hipsters wanted the impoverished masse* 
to know lucky they were to live in rat and drug infested slums instead of clean 
safe suburbs. 

And here is where we find one of the primary contradictions in 
Ringolevia while he inveighs against the smug idea of the adventure of poverty, 
he is in some measure guilty of the same thing himself. His accounts of his early 
life in the Brooklyn slums and overseas make it all seem like an exotic adventure 
he fights drug addiction and wins, finds success as a jewel thief, flees to Italy 
where he deals some dope, runs some cons, and learns film making, then moves 
on to Ireland, where he hangs with some IRA types, does a few bombings, begins 
writing political tracts and pornography, and finally returns home. It's a helluva 
story, and very well-told, but even at its most deadly serious moments, there is 
a powerful sense of romantic machismo lying at the core. It's easy to see how 
given Grogan's legendary reputation later in life, someone could see this course 
as a path to self-discovery, much as aspiring artists sometimes see emulating 
the drug habits of William S. Burroughs or Charlie Parker as a route to emulating 
their creative visions. 

Grogan's main outlet for political activism in San Francisco was the 
Diggers, an anarchist collective founded by himself and several other political 
hipsters of the time. The Diggers did a combination of guerilla theater and 
social service which manifested itself through projects like the Free Food servec 
near Golden Gate Park and the Free Store. The slogan of these projects was 
"free because its yours," and they helped, in a very practical way, both the poor 
residents of San Francisco and the runaways that were just beginning to flooc 
the Haight. The Diggers also used the Free Food and Free Store to combat the 
idea of property and raise ideological questions about how goods are distributee 
in our society. 

This, to Grogan, highlighted the fundamental problem with the political 
solutions of the New Left: they were very heavy on theory, very short on practical 
action, and even their theory had little to say to the people it was supposed tc 
help. Grogan particularly conflicted with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, both 
of whom he considered to be publicity-seeking phonies. Hoffman is treated 
especially harshly because at one point, he apparently appropriated several ol 
the ideas of the Diggers and began promoting his own group of "Diggers" in the 
Greenwich Village area, with himself as the central star. One of the definint 
traits of the San Francisco Diggers was an obsessive avoidance of publicity. II 
anything, "Diggers" was more like a collective pseudonym for the people 
responsible for the activities in question. Grogan in particular believed strongly 
in the importance of anonymity for any political group to accomplish anything 
that refrain is repeated so many times in Ringolevio that it sounds like a mantra 
by the time the book is done. 

And yet, it was not a mantra that Grogan himself could live up to. His 
ego and need to be heard can't be hidden by any amount of rationalization ot 
euphemism. Ringolevio is filled with recollections of how Grogan (perhaps backed 
up by one or two of his fellow Diggers) disrupted political meetings and chastisinc 
the assembled activists for their political naivete or unwillingness to make real 
change. These rants have the ring of truth to them, truth that applies frighteningly 
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could be something of an asshole. He often sounds like Moses speaking from 
the mountain, as though the path to political change had been revealed to him 
and him alone. 

It's also incredible just how much space he devotes to reproducing the 
essence of his tirades. They read like long monologues, and there is certainly no 
way that these could be accurate, verbatim versions of what was actually said 
Nevertheless, Grogan went to the trouble of writing out long, rambling essays 
about what was wrong with everyone else in the movement, and included them 

In the end, Ringolevio shows many different aspects of the sixties 
counterculture, through Grogan, we have been introduced to con men, hacks, 
flacks, revolutionaries, brutes, and idealists, and a few good people. The ways 
these people interact, the things they do to each other, provide some very 
valuable object lessons about the dangers of mythologizing either the past or 
the present. Whatever else can be said about Ringolevio. it tells very different 
stories about the sixties than any of the media pundits or academics who enrich 
their own reputations by picking over the bones and reshaping them into their 
own image. I would not recommend Ringolevio as a definitive account of the 
sixties, it is, after all. only one very opinionated man's version. I would, however, 
say that it is a good first step towards understanding those days in terms of 
human beings rather than living myths. — Chris Hall 

Before • Barry Graham 

zoo pages • $13 

Incommunicado Press • POB 99090 • San Diego • CA • 92169 

Remember the first day of school when you would get all 
your books and your homework assignment would be to 
make those protective covers out of brown paper bags 
since the impoverished public school system could only 
afford to buy new textbooks every thirty years? Well, if 
you plan to buy Before I suggest you renew this lost art of 
because otherwise the cover will surely drive you mad. It 
features a softly glowing photograph of a skinny, scantily 
clad girl gazing up at the camera with a lit candle in her 
red lipsticked mouth Try though I might, 1 could come up 
with no reasonable explanation for this pose except that 
it is some sort of artistic commentary on the ephemeral 
nature of beauty with suggestive blow job overtones. 

The title story. ."Before" echoes this tragi-sexual, high school art student 
mentality. The narrator, Barry, looks back on the life of his friend Francoise, a 
beautiful bohemian woman of the untouchable goddess sort. In fact, Francoise is 
particularly untouchable now because she is dead. Like her life, her death is 
shrouded in romantic mystery— we never learn whether she was killed by a 
psychopath or simply choked on a chicken bone. What we do know is that Barry, 
like every other man, woman and beast who set eyes on Francoise. is enraptured 
t>y her beauty. They become fast friends but she, of course, cannot fall in love 
with him because then she would no longer be an untouchable goddess Barry 
agrees to a platonic relationship "as long as you don't mind that I sometimes 
think about you when I jerk off." To which Francoise responds by laughing and 
saying she is "honored." Now, I am no untouchable goddess so I can't speak for 
one but personally I would be creeped out if one of my guy friends told me that 
he routinely dedicated his splooge to me. However, apparently even goddesses 
have needs and one night Francoise and Barry do the dirty deed. At first she is 
reluctant: "I'm afraid. When I sleep with men I get haunted by it. It's like I'm sick. 
I get obsessed, like a fever." Eventually, however, Barry's persistent tongue 
techniques on her earlobe win her over. He comes after thirty seconds, then puts 
his hand between her legs, whereupon she reassures him that he needn't bother 
getting her off. 

"Are you sure?" 

"Yes. It was good. I feel good. It doesn't feel good with men usually, but it 
does now." 

That's right, boys! Beautiful women are only initially resistant to having sex 
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postage stamp number on their ear for a few seconds and they're sure to relent 
They won't mind if you come immediately and don't pleasure them in any way. Just 
make a half-hearted gesture and they'll reassure you that they don't need to come 
In fact they have been incredibly satisfied simply by the cameo appearance of your 
penis! 

In short, "Before" is a disappointing Sixteen Cand/es-meets-Charles 
Bukowski affair. However, the fifteen stories accompanying it are much better 
because they don't attempt sentimentalism in the least. Whereas "Before" is set 
in America, the rest of the stories take place in working class Scotland, in run- 
down sections of malevolent cities where emotions are a dangerous liability, a 
handicap that could overtake you at any time. The narrators differ but share a 
tone of wounded, survival-mode numbness. Terrible events are recounted in 
matter-of-fact, resigned tones. You get the crap kicked out of you and wind up in 
the hospital and become a smack addict because you can't stand the pain and 
your wife calls you a pathetic wee cunt and takes your kid and leaves— and there 
it is. One of Graham's best pieces is "Get Out as Early as You Can," a truly harrowing 
story from the stark and startlingly realistic point of view of an eleven year-old 
trapped in an abusive, alcoholic family. 

Almost all of Graham's writing deals with loss of some kind. If a character 
enters a story with assets such as a home, virginity, integrity, or a full set of teeth, 
it's a good bet they won't have them by the last page. The characters in Before 
inhabit a world of habitual relentless violence which gradually takes its toll on 
them until they finally snap. Graham has an excellent capacity for gruesome, chilling 
endings. You start reading each story steeling yourself against its inevitable terrible 
end, but Graham still manages to knock the wind out of you every time. Overall 
Before is a unique and intelligent collection of stories, though its bevy of traumatized 
characters is enough to make you want to organize an emergency air-drop of I'm 
OK You're OK books on Scotland. — Melissa Klein 



The Exploded Heart • John Shirley 

309 pages • ?io 

Eyeball Books • POB 18539 ' Asheville • 



NC • 28814 



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There's a direct line of descent from Phillip K. Dick's 
paranoid, dark science fiction to cyberpunk's doom-and 
gloom. John Shirley's work occupies a position in the middle 
of this lineage. He obsesses over themes of youthful 
nihilism, all pervasive surveillance, the play of murky 
behind-the-scenes forces that unfold as fascist brutality or 
painful revelation, and ugly, violent science fiction futures 
firmly rooted in our squalid present. John Shirley's The 
Exploded Heart collects a dozen plus short stories written 
from 1975 to the present, a poem, and a handful of his 
songs. Each piece is introduced by the author, and Bruce 
Sterling lends a forward to the book. 
Aside from acknowledging his and cyberpunk's debt to Shirley, Sterling 
touches on the irony that while "Imlost of the science fiction writers who later got 
called cyberpunks' are and were, at heart, really nice middle class white guys 
Shirley is "a uniquely authentic avatar of the" cyberpunk "Weltanschauung." He's a 
punk who writes science fiction, someone who lived sex, drugs and rock'n roll, a 
man who thrives on the edge about which "cyberpunks" like Sterling and Gibson 
only write. Shirley provides frank slices of his own rollercoaster life in the mostly 
autobiographical intros, down to what music he was listening to when he wrote the 
story in question. An irony not mentioned is that while Gibson, Sterling, Rucker el 
al have done well by riding the cyberpunk wave, their acknowledged influence 
Shirley remains largely unknown. 

A shame because Shirley writes in broad evocative strokes, spare in detail 
yet so rich in implication that the reader's imagination works overtime to paint in 
the picture he merely suggests. His City Come A-Walkin' is archetypal, a novel 
published in 1980 that holds up far better today than does Gibson's 1984 book 
Neuromancer. With one or two exceptions, the pieces in The Exploded Heart are 
both provocative and provocatively twisted. 

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as life and corporations become all-encompassing "families" making the relationship 
between husband and wife not a marriage, but rather a deadly job. "Shadow of a 
Snowstorm" gives us a similar world with masses of unemployed in which 
■progressive" merchants hire people as "humannequins," the ultimate in alienated 
labor. Future rock and alienated youth figure in a number of these tales, as with the 

agony" rocker in "What He Wanted" who engineers his own murder/suicide and 
simultaneously, instantaneously kills off his entire audience. A visceral class warfare 
also pervades a number of these pieces. When a multinational CEO is kidnapped by 
desperate squatters besieged by the CEO's own corporate army and then allowed to 
escape in "The Prince," the corporate exec recants and calls off his dogs. The fate of 
the multinational corporate owner kidnapped this time by a terrorist "pack" in 

Where It's Safe" is not so pleasant. After an informal trial for his corporate crimes 
in stripping the ozone and destroying the planet's ecology, he offers the terrorists 
everything he owns. They gladly take it for their starving, cancer ridden people, 
then hang the man and butcher him for his meat. Shirley himself writes in the 
introduction to this story: "Personally, 1 think you can kiss civilization as we know 
it now goodbye, about the year 2040." 

Shirley's roaring, seemingly reckless and sometimes abrupt style owes as 
much to true Surrealism as it does to rock 'n roll. While what he writes about fucks 
with your mind, it's how he writes about it that delivers the sharp kick to your gut. 
It's this bruising style that animates this recommended collection of stories and 
other work. The Exploded Heart does what any good short story compilation is 
supposed to do, provide a complete, quick, transporting read for the bus or on the 
subway, during a lunch hour or after a long day at work. I also recommend the above 
mentioned City Come A-Walkin', the short story collection New Noir, and Shirley's 
latest novel, Silicon Embrace. In a word, John Shirley rocks. — "Lefty" Hooligan 

Infinity Points 'Jim Munroe 

78 pages • $4 

Lickspittle Ventures • 66 Greyhound Drive • Willowdale • Ontario • M2H 1K3 

Canada 




Infinity Points is a quick novel that poses the question, 
"How many points should you get for doing something 
unique?," but never really lets the reader in on the secret. 
Although it's an impeccably do-it-yourself effort with ties 
to the zine community, too often the writing falls back on 
cliched situations and characters. 

The story follows one Mark MacDonald, a blue 
haired, anti-social punk kid with a perpetual caffeine jones 
and a job at Pinkos' copies. Throughout the course of a 
week he drinks espresso at the local cafe, burrows through 
dumpsters for stale doughnuts, and philosophizes away the 
hours. He also develops a couple of crushes, only one of 
which pays off by the end of the story. Now this is all ordinary, slice-of-life stuff, 
and it would be wrong to expect nail biting tension. All the same, I kept hoping that 
one of the kids was secretly a werewolf or a serial killer or something, anything to 
jar them out of their complacent coffee shop existence. 

The characters themselves (Mark, his roommate, his Pinkos' co-worker, 
and various hangers-on) are all swell enough kids but more defined by their various 
colors of dyed hair than anything else. Occasionally their dialogue veers into terminal 
quirkiness ("The pizza's ready... Geeze, I hope a paying customer comes in soon, or 
else it'll lose it's crispy deliciousness"). I guess people might talk like that somewhere, 
but it still reads as false and stilted. The scenes behind the counter at the copy shop 
are the high points (and will feel familiar enough if you've ever done hard time' 
behind one), and there's an interesting recounted dream involving what has to be 
the Holy Grail of copy keys. I think Blatz would be amused that some of their lyrics 
have been quoted in a work of literary fiction. 

Well, there it is. I've got some mixed emotions with this one (kind of like 
those 1 had with "Pride and Prejudice," but for different reasons), mainly in the 
area of do-it-yourself credibility versus my take on it as an impartial reader. Infinity 
Points deserves props as a formative piece of fiction, but I still feel shortchanged. 
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Argentina 

Comando Suicida - 7" 

Australia 

Boys Next Door -These Boots... - 7" 
Punkz-GoodTimes-7" 

Austria 

Hertzattacken - 7" 

Belgium 

Dead John Lennons - Shoot Jesse James - 7" 

Onion Dolls -The Kids -7" 

Pinchers -Tonight -7" 

Struggler- Wanted -7" 

Struggler - Night Fever - 7" 

V/A-No Big Business - LP 

Brazil 

Laranjas - 7" 

W.C.H.C- Agonia E Morte - LP 

Canada 

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Dry Heaves - Shoot Yourself - 7" 
K-Tels - Automan - 7" 
Onits - Weekend Wrestler - 7" 
Platinum Blonde - No Regrets - 7" 
Red Squares - Ottawa Today - 7" 
Result - Suburban Addicts - 7" 
Shmorgs - LP 

Sinners - No Brains Required - 7" 
Teenage Head -Top Down - 7" 
Teenage Head - 1 Wanna Live - 7" 
Teenage Head - 1st LP 

Chile 

Corazon Rebelde - Adonde - 12" 

Colombia 

SplitThing-LP 

Denmark 

Escape Artists - 7" 

Lost Kids - F0dt Som Nul - 7" 

NRG- Aber Mein Liebchen - 12" 

V/A-PunkAsTransligt-LP 

England 

Alternative British Army - Angry, The Killer... - 7" 

Anti-Establishment - Anti Men - 7" 

Anti-Social -Traffic Lights - 7" 

Attendants - Happy Families - 7" 

Auntie Pus - Halfway To Venezuela - 7" 

B.O Smelly &The Honking Bacterias - 7" 

Blitz - Propaganda - 7" flexi 

Blitzkrieg Bop - UFO - 7" 

Charity Case - Safe In The Mind - 7" 

Crime - Generation Gap - 7" 

Daleks-This Life - 7" 

Dayshift - Living In The UK - 7" 

Domestic Bliss - Child Battery - 7" 

Enemies - No Reason - 7" 

Everreadys - Don't Do It Again - 7" 

Future Bodies -Terrorist - 7" 

Harper, Charlie - Freaked - 7" 

Harper, Charlie - Stolen Property - 7" 

Indecent Exposure - No Looking Back - LP 



Indecent Exposure - Reveal All - LP 

Innocent Vicars - Anti Matter - 7" 

Johnny Rubbish - Santa's Alive - 7" 

Julie & Gordon - Gordon's Not A Moron - 7" 

Julie & Gordon - J-J-Julie- 7" 

Lightning Raiders - Disguises - 7" 

London Zoo - Who's Driving This Car? - 7" 

Neon - Bottles - 7" 

Neon - Don't Eat Bricks - 7" 

Neon Hearts - Popular Music - LP 

No Way - Breaking Point - 7" 

Others - It's All Right - 7" 

Others - Birmingham Reggie - 7" 

Out Of Order - Living Outside The Law - LP 

Plague - In Love - 7" 

Plague - Out With Me All Night - 7" 

Rebels - The Leader Of Rebellion - 7" 

Red Alert - 3rd And Final - 7" 

Red Lights - Never Wanna Leave The Sewer - 7" 

Sabotage -When The War - 7" 

Sema 4 - 4 From Sema 4 - 7" 

Sema 4 - Up Down Around - 7" 

Showbiz Kids - Don't Wanna Discuss That - 7" 

UXB- Crazy Today- 7" 

Varicose Veins - Geographical - 7" 

Voice -They'll Never Find The Maniacs - LP 

White Riot - Shout Out - 7" 

X Press - Junked Up Judy - 7" 

X-Certs -Together -7" 

Xpeed Freak - Nothing To Do - 7" 

Zero Zero - Chinese Boys - 7" 

V/A-Punky Party - 7" flexi 

Xtraverts/Plastic People - split 7" 

Strand/Positive Signals - split 7" 

Filth/Discharge - split 7" 

Mag/Spys/Obtainers - split 7" 

Zeros/Action Replay - split 7" 

V I P's/Urban Disturbance - split 7" 

Finland 

Klamydia/Schwarzen Schafe - split 7" 

France 

A3 Dans Le W.C. - Contagion - 7" 

Carbone 14 - 12" 

City Kids - LP 

D Stop - Traitment De Choc - 7" 

Elektrik Garbage - Escargot - 7" 

Jumpin' Cadors - Loin De Moi - 7" 

L.RM. -Trick Or Treat -7" 

NSC- Panique - 7" 

OT H - Le Vaisseau Fantome - 7" flexi 

OTH-Sauvagerie-LP 

Oberkampf - Fais Attention - 12" 

Punk Rebelle & Les Skate To Hell - 7" 

Rats - C'Est Bien Parti Our Ne Pas S'Arranger - 12" 

Real Cool Killers - No Fun With You - 7" 

Saint Just & Les Sauvages - Psycho Punk Dance - 7" 

Saint Just & Les Sauvages - Hooka Hey - 12" 

Stakhanov SS - Prelude - 7" 

Stalag - Secrets - 7" 



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Wunderbach - Pas De References - LP 
V/A-Furieux Du Poitou Charentes - LP 
V/A-Mon Grand Frere Est Un Rocker - LP 
Gasoline/Alain Z Kahn - split 7" 

Germany 

Anti Heroes - And The Government - 7" 

Cretins - Always On My Mind - 7" 

Daily Terror - Geftihl & Harte - LP 

Gay City Rollers - Mini Golf Disco - 7" 

Hanx- We Like It Simple -LP 

Hermann's Orgie - Die Moderne Welt - LP 

Mimmi's - Up 'n Lard - 7" 

Mimmi's - Punk Party - LP 

Part Time Punx - Heut Nacht - 7" 

Roten Rosen - Itsy BitsyTeenie Weenie Honolulu 

Strand Bikini - 7" 

Roten Rosen - Never Mind The Hosen, Here's... - LP 

Rotzkotz - Problem - 7" 

Skorbut - 12" 

Strassenjungs - 3rd LP 

Suicides - 1st LP & 2nd LPs 

Thrash - Live - 7" 

Maniacs/Pancake - split 7" 

Marionetz/Mythen InTuten - split 7" 

Wut - Armutsstaat - 7" 

V/A-Haut Ube Herslick - LP 

V/A-Munchen: Reifenwechsel Leicht Gemacht - 2xLP 

V/A-S.O. 36 - LP 

Holland 

N L Corruption - Greatest Shit Vol 1 - 7" 

Nixe - 7" 

Rousers - 7" 

Tits - Love Doll - 7" 

Ireland 

D C Nien - Nine Teen Eight Teas - 7" 

Drunken Jury - Hung Up - 7" 

East Coast Angels - Punk Rockin'Till The Day...- 7" 

Threat - 7" 

Italy 

Kandeggina Gang - Sono Cattiva - 7" 

Kaos Rock - Oh! Cano Amore - 7" 

Stab - Punk 77 - 7" 

V/A-Rock 80 - LP 

Raw Power/Mottek - split 7" 

Japan 

A D K - 7" 

Aggressive Dogs - If You Please! - 7" 

Angie - 12" 

Angry Ducks - Drinkin' Drinin' - 7" flexi 

Atdet - Last Child Has No Power - 7" 

Bachikabori - 8" 

Brighton - Jumping Beat - 7" 

Clankers - Never Ending Street - 8" flexi 

Cobra - Doing All Right - 7" flexi 

CrackThe Marian -7" 

Crow - LP 

Full Noise - 7" 

Ga Kimu Gharosoku - Fuck Ga Sukima - 7" 



Gas/Nikodan - split 8" 

Genbaku Onanies - O'd On Live Itself - LP 

God - Dodemo Iize - LP 

Gokurakucho - Hong Kong Century News - 7" 

Great Riches - 7" 

Gudon - Hikashibo - 7" 

Gudon - Final Agony - 7" 

High Rise - LP 

Ikkashinjyu - Slow Down - 7" 

Janky - 7" flexi 

Juden Sochi - Dead Line - 10" 

Junky - Lowlite - 7" 

Jyuden Souchi - Deadline - 7" flexi 

Kenzi &The Trips - Sweet Dreams Baby - LP 

Kenzi & The Trips - From Rabbit House - LP 

Killtime -The First EP - 7" 

Kremlin - 7" 

Kyo Aku Kyojindan - LP 

Laughin' Nose - Geija Ga Machi Ni... - 7" flexi 

Laughin' Nose - Picture disc - 7" flexi 

Lizard III - 10" 

Mamat's - Spunky Mamat's - 10" 

Molugue - Sa-Su-Ke - 7" 

Monsters - Rock n Roll Machine Gun - 7" 

News - 7" 

Nikudan - 7" 

Nikudan - 8" 

Noise -Tenno- LP 

Nora - One More The Man - 7" 

Pazz - Fuck The Scientist - 7" 

Ra-Bees - Get Out - 7" flexi 

Rat Resistance - Bad Situation - 7" 

Real - Dust Baby - 7" 

Real - Real & Contemporaine - 7" 

Real - Ai No Hakera - 7" 

Rose Jets - 7" flexi 

Rude Boys -This Is The Rude Boys - 12" 

Sekiri - LP 

Sexual - Messiah - 7" 

Sham - Puppet - 7" 

Sperma - Come On Tonight - 7" 

Stalin - Dendo Kokeshi - 7" flexi 

Stalin - Stalinism - 7" flexi 

Star Club - Kick About Japan - 7" 

Star Club - Star Club Eight - 7" 

Star Club - Red Zone - 7" 

Star Club - Same Night - 7" flexi 

Star Club - Jeff - 7" flexi 

Star Club - Bodies - 7" flexi 

Star Club - Rock'n'Roll Rider - LP 

Stripper - Come On Let's Go - 7" 

Strummers - Hard Rain Bomb - 12' 

Surrenders - Fiction - 7" flexi 

Syojyoningio - 7" 

Systematic Death - Systema - 7" flexi 

These - X Day - 7" 

Tight Rope - Hard Line - 7" 

Typhs - 7" flexi 

Up Fuxx - 1st Punk Beat - 7" 

Honey Deep Wet/Tokyo Auschwitz - split 7" flexi 

V/A-Beat Beat Beat - LP 

V/A-City Rockers - LP 

V/A-Godzilla Records Omnibus - LP 

V/A-Tokyo Rockers - LP 

Mexico 

Sociedad Corrupta - San Felipe Es Punk - 7" 

Norway 

Ana Konda - 7" 
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Wannskaekk - Faen KulerTreffer Aldri Riktig - 7" 

Peru 

G3-7" 

Philippines 

Ocean Zoo - Animal Party - 7" 

Poland 

Absurd - Zzera Mine - 7" 

Fotoness - LP 

Kobranocka - 1 Chociaz - 7" 

Kora Pudelsi - LP 

Kult - LP 

Rezerwat - Serce - LP 

Scotland 

Red Letters - Sacred Voices - 7" 

Spain 

A.H.V.- Bichos Andan Por Las Calles - LP 

Ataud Vacante - Nichiquitaunamosca - LP 

Ataud Vacante - Chorros De Amor - LP 

Baldin Bada - Lur Azpian Bukatuko Duzue - LP 

Codigo Neurotico - En La Barra Del Bar - Spain 

Commando 9MM - 3rd Premio Villa De Madrid - LP 

Commando 9MM - Amor Frenopatico - LP 

Decibilios - Oi! - LP 

Decibilios - Vacaciones En El Prat - LP 

Distorsion - Ke Buen Dios - LP 

Eskorbuto - Ya No Quedan Mas Cojones - 7" 

Eskorbuto - Antidoto - LP 

Espasmodicos - 12" 

Interterror - LP 

Korroskada - Por Las Buenas Costumbres - LP 

La Polla Records - El Avestruz - 7 

M C D - Bilboko Gaztetxean - LP 

M C D - Jodete! - LP 

MG-15- Holy Earth -7" 

Naste Borraste - Pon Un Idiota EnTu Vida - LP 

Negativos - Moscas Y Aranas - 7" flexi 

X Pow - La Nueva Armada - 7" flexi 

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Paralisis Permanente - Los Singles - LP 

Paralisis Permanente - El Acto - LP 

Reincidentes - Sevillanas - LP 

Seguridad Social - En Desconcierto - LP 

Siniestro Total - Mentos Mai Que - LP 

Siniestro Total - Grandes Exitos - LP 

Zer Bizio? - Sentimientos Y Venganzas - LP 

Zer Bizio? - Gasolina Y Fuego - LP 

V/A-Mas Ke Punk - LP 

V/A-Skalherria Punk - LP 

Sweden 

Attentat - Tatarerade Tarar - LP 

Bizex B - both LPs 

Charley &The Slaves -7" 

Come Down - 7" 

Cortex - Maggotland - 7" 

DT &The Stoodes - Metallic OK - LP 

Dirty Old Men - Need Love Too - 12" 

Dirty Old Men - Fertilization - LP 

Distortion - 7" 

Doden - Sluten Psykiatrisk Vard - 7" 

Ebba Grdn - 3rd LP 

GPJ-Tnstess#3-7" 

Genbanken - Blauta Varor - 7" 

Goteborg Sound - Bjorn Borg - 7" 

Grisen Skriker - Sista - 7" 

Hidden Charms - Hidden Charms - LP 

Hidden Charms - History - LP 

Homy Hogs - Noje For Nekrofiler - 12" 

I Q 55 - Livet Ar En Bluff - 7" 

Kespier Jugend GMBH- Schoot 'Em - 7" 



Kortslutning - Framtidsvisioner - 7" 

Krixhjalters - 1 + Perfect - 7" 

Leather Nun - Slow Death - 7" 

Massmedia - Massmedia - 7" 

Massmedia - Sveriges Rodio - 7" 

Miss Ex - Brain Transplation - 7" 

Nomads -The Night -7" flexi 

P F Commando - Svenne Pop - 7" 

P F Commando -Tag En Duva - LP 

Problem - Ja Ser Igenom - 7" 

Problem - Problem - LP 

Problem - Gandhi's Bar - LP 

Problem - Fork - LP 

Razzia - Kommando Randomize - 7" 

Rude Kids -Spaddl Harder -7" 

Rude Kids - Nar Sammaren HittatTill Stan - 7" 

Rune Strutz - Musikforum Orinner - 7" 

Spy - Spy's Halva - 7" 

Strindbergs - both 7"s 

Stulna Begar - Det Ska Va En Bomb I Ar - 7" 

T ST -Last Year's Dead -LP 

TT Reuter - Strandsatt - 7" 

TT Reuter - Kontroll Au Den Udda Guden - LP 

Traste & Superstarrna - 9:23 - 7" 

Travolta Kids - LP 

Vacum - Osaker - 7" 

Weed -The Media -7" 

Zeb &The Fast Ones-- Forsta KlassTill - 7" 

V/A-Gardesfest Live! - LP 

V/A-RockForThe80's-LP 

V/A-Tusen & En Natt - 7" 

Switzerland 

Mad - Na Und - LP 

Mad - Uberdosis Arbeit - 7" 

NDT-LiveLP 

Noise Boys - Sweet Jane - 7" 

Putsch -KeinTraum- 12" 

Soviet Sex - LP 

Technycolor - Bunker - 7" 

V/A-Fest Live - LP 

ChaotikT.H./Tipex - split 7" 

U.S. 

Beluga &The Human Ashtrays - Mars Needs... - 7" 

Blinder -Time Bomb -7" 

Cardiac Kids - 7" 

Cold War -The Machinists - 7" 

Contraband -In The Night -7" 

Debris - Static Disposal - LP 

Decadents - Legends - 7" 

Despised - Reject The Illusion - 7" 

Discplinary Action - Burnt Out - 7" 

Exit -Who Asked You - 7" 

Fingers (pre-Features) - 7" 

Identity Crisis - Overtime - 7" 

Jack'ey Shark & the Beach Butchers - Mary Loo - 7" 

No Shelter - Brook Robinson's Camp - 7" 

Oblivians - Sunday You Meed Love - 7" 

Psychotics - Mass Insanity - LP 

Reactors - Seduction Center - 7" 

Rein Dears - X Mas - 7" 

Rock Bottom & the Spys - 7" 

Scraps - Gossip - 7" 

Solidarity - Disarm - 7" 

Spiffs - Don't Waste Your Money... - 7" 

Squids -Tourist Riot -7" 

Wanted - Leave Me Alone - 7" 

What - Gloria - 7" 

Capt 9's 8iThe Knickerbocker Trio/Fuckboyz - split 7" 



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ACTION PATROL - "1993-1996, On Patrol" CD 

This CD collects the two ACTION PATROL T's and 
their LP. This CD perfectly captures the full beauty of the 
genius of this band. Think, F.Y.P. on crystal meth, and you've 
captured the ACTION PATROL sound. This CD is plain fun, 
though I could do without the live show as track 22. (JF) 
(Whirled Records, PO Box 5431, Richmond, VA 23220) 



A.G. ALOE - "New Comer Is My God" EP 

Screaming, fast and frenzied, A.G. ALOE blast through 
5 tunes on this bad-ass EP. Since A.G. furiously screams in 
Japanese, I'm not sure what kind of messages the lyrics might 
convey, but Nat Records claims A.G. are "funny". A few of the 
tunes are reminiscent of F.O.D., others sound more like the 
SLIGHTSLAPPERS. Another gem outta Japan. (HM) 
(Nat Records, Avenue Shins aibashi 8F, 18-6, Nishi-Shinsaibashi 
2, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 542, JAPAN) 



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Tuned down crust punk 
rock. Most of what you've come 
to expect from this type of stuff. 
The music is tight and more to- 
gether than many of the bands 
that play this style. There are two 
different vocalists: one sounds a 
bit like a parody of Ben from 
ECONOCHRIST; the other like 
a crusty H.R.. The main problem 

seems to be the mastering which renders the whole record 

extremely quiet The tape hiss seems louder than the music. 

(MK) 

(Consensus Reality, 1951 W Burnside #1654, Portland, OR 

97209) 



iANTIOCH ARROW - "Discography" CD 

Can't say I have ever been a fan of ANTIOCH AR- 
I ROW's squirrely style of punk rock. This CD contains the two 
I LPs, their half of the CANDLE split, and four live songs. The 
Noose, jangly guitars and directionless tempo just doesn't 
I strike me as having any power. Their early material had speed, 
I but that alone does not make a band. Oddly enough the singer 
sounds a lot like David Yow from SCRATCH ACID. (RC) 
(Gravity, PO Box 81332, San Diego, CA 92138) 



A MERCY UNION - "Three Chords No Waiting" EP 

Straight ahead mod influenced American punk. It's not I 
anthemic, but it's solid and you'll probably like at least one of I 
the 4 tunes even though they won't stick in your head. (MC) f 
(Ultramod, PO Box 1101, Athens, GA 30603) 



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ANTI-FLAG/OBNOXIOUS - 
split EP 

ANTI-FLAG kicks off this 
very good 7" with their "System 
Work For You". This political 
song by Pittsburgh, Pennsylva- 
nia's ANTI-FLAG opines: "You 
tried to teach me to pray and to 
go to school. You tried to teach 
me to be the system's tool...". It's 
the motherfuckin' shitl Side two 
has raw punk rock along the lines 
of THE EJECTED provided by OBNOXIOUS from Nagoya, I 
Japan. These guys have a melodic, 1981 style of Riot City 
Records punk down cold! The guitar and vocals work mighty | 
well on "Go To Hell". Recommended. (BR) 
(N.A.T Records, Avenue Shinsaibashi 8F, 18-6 Nishi-Shin- 1 
saibashi 2, Chuo-Ku Osaka 542, JAPAN) 



ANTI-TRUST - "Double Secret 
Probation" EP 

Old school two chord punk 
at a mega fast speed. Best part 
about this single is that every line 
rhymes such as this gem: "Punk 
is dead you crushed its head, gave 
it an enema sent it to bed". Crazy 
as all hell, mohawked band photo 
and all. From Pennsylvania no 



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ARMITAGE SHANKS - "Never Mind The Ballcocks" LP 

Excellent! This is what the BEATLES sounded like in I 
Hamburg circa '62, pre-Epstein that is. Beer drinking, pill 
poppin', garage punk rock. They even have a song about 
Bianca Jagger. Although my favorite STONES groupie is 
Anita Pallenberg circa 1969, she was the epitome of cool, | 
period. Produced by Billy Childish at Toe Rag. (EC) 
(Vinyl Japan UK, 98 Cadmen Rd, London, NW19EA, EN- 1 
GLAND) 



I ARMITAGE SHANKS - "Are Friends Electric?" 45 

First thing that I heard from these guys that I thought 

I was any good and it happens to be a GARY NUMAN cover 

I this is a picture disc 45 with a stupid remix on the flip side that 

ljust ain't worth playing !!!! Butt-fucking may be per- 

Iformed with this playing in the background, but use plenty of 
[sticky lube and poppers!!!!! Doctors orders!!!! (SW) 
[(Damaged Goods, PO Box 671, London E17 6NF, UK) 



APOCALYPSE BABYS- "Local 
Heroes" EP 

It looks like these guys have 
been at it for a while - and I don't 
mean that as an insult, really. In 
the vein of ABRASIVE 
WHEELS, ANGELIC UP- 
STARTS, even though it all winds 
up sounding like the SWINGIN' 
UTTERS with Olga from the 
TOY DOLLS singing. Good. 
(JH) 
(Rapid Pulse Records, PO Box 




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BACKSTREET GIRLS - "Mon- 
ster In My Cadillac/Loaded" 

RAMONES-lifting contin- 
ues in Sweden. I'm not sure why 
the first side was the "title" side. 
Just a dumb aping of "Somebody 
Put Something In My Drink" or 
some shit. "Loaded", though is a 
totally rockin' song that has very 
little to do with the aforemen- 
tioned band, sounding more like 
HUMPERS or something. Ex- 
plain it to me, for I do not understand, it hurts me. I give 
'Loaded" the highest review, and I will speak no more of 
I "Monster In My Cadillac". (RY) 
(Hit Me! Records, Deichmansgt. 17, N-0178 Oslo, NORWAY) 



BILLY SYNDROME - "All You 
Gotta Do Is Lie" EP 

Brooklynites probably with 

too much time on their hands. A 

record that's got that "fuck 

Ik |§%! around" feel, something banged 

\\ ■ B\ out on a whim in some white trash 

* suburb after watching all the John 
Waters releases in a row and is 
the result of many years of artis- 
tic/vocational frustrations. You 
got four songs of quasi-rockabil- 
lly, noise, yelling, free-jazz spazz et al. A version of "Crimson 
I And Clover" that starts off real pretty and then undergoes 
I some deconstruction. Very close in sound and leanings to some 
of the new SCREAMIN' MEE MEES' stuff. (JY) 
(Slutfish Records, 327 Bedford Ave #A2, Brooklyn, NY 11211) 




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BLACK KRONSTADT - "A 
World To Win" EP 

Had the damnedest time fig- 
uring out what speed this was at. 
The vocals did pretty well either | 
way, and the music was palatable 
at both speeds. It's the slower 
choice, which now seems obvi- 
ous, but y'know. Ardently polit- 
ical with both their graphics and 
lyrics, BLACK KRONSTADT 
use one side of this to paint an 
epic picture - a slow, somewhat meandering conundrum I 
containing equal elements crust, hardcore and sludge. Im- 
pressively coherent, as the sum is far more than the individual 
parts. The flip has a couple more straightforward anthems, 
complete with both catchy and pointed refrains. Comes with | 
a book of political poetry/graphics. (TM) 
(Consensus Reality, 1951 W Burnside #1654, Portland, OR I 
97209) 



BATTLE OF DISARM - "Sons Of War! LP 

This issue I get to be your international tour guide to | 
punk™ around the world, and the southern United States. 
We'll get things started with hardcore from Japan. This is a I 
compilation from a band called BATTLE OF DISARM, and 
I'm guessing it's political by the starving famine victims on the 
cover (is this becoming a trend?). I say guessing because there 
was no lyric sheet included. So speaking strictly musical, I'd 
say they sound kind of like CARCASS. Want to become a 
hardcore internationalist, buy BATTLE OF DISARM. (JV) 
(MDC Records, Apartado 274, 2735 Cacem, PORTUGAL) 



THE BOMB BASSETS - "Take A Trip With..." LP 

The all-time pop-punk supergroup makes a stab at their I 
"Revolver" (which means Metal Mike will love it). Lots ofl 
well-written songs (no surprise, although with the irony typ- f 
ical of this life the longest is by far the worst), but it doesn't 
rock in the least bit (not that it's necessarily supposed to, and 
then again I'm not much of a fan of post-Pete Best BEATLES | 
anyway so what do I know about pop-rock?). (DD) 
(Lookout Records) 



THE BOMBERS/ THE BOPS 
split EP 

THE BOPS have a street I 
punk feel, but the echo effects on 
the vocals in the first song had me 
cringing. THE BOMBERS, on 
the other hand, are a bit more 
upbeat and reminded me of RAN- 
CID (which is always a bad 
thing!). It's beyond me why I was 
assigned this record. Regardless 
of that little issue, I can't say that 

I found the music on this record to be very impressive. (RC) | 
(no address, JAPAN) 




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IBRAINSNEAKERS - "Don't Crack" EP 

Kinda plodding EP with rock songs that go on for too 
I long with no edge or point. Just dropping chops into a stylistic 
I blender and calling it ... punk? Ten years ago, definitely. Not 
I raw enough for me. (RW) 

I (Pirate Records, 15 Passage S. Bernhardt, Bat A, Appt 5, 
34000 Montallier, FRANCE) 



I BRATFACE - "Attention Deficit Disorder" CD 

Actually surprised that I could overcome some of the 
[obvious 80's punk-metal influences in the choppy-throb sec- 
Itions of this CD. If I ignore the really cliche life-is-arrrrgggh 
I lyrics, there's a couple early So Cal-sounding hardcore num- 
bers on this thing that are okay for a few listens. Not a bad 
I record, but a 7" with the best three or four songs would have 
I been better. Shit, I really fucking hate crossover hardcore- 
metal, it must be my number-one most-loathed musical genre. 
I Rant concluded, this is OK p-rock. (RW) 
|(Fanattic/Reprobate Records) 



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THE BRIDES- "Pushed Around/ 
Get To You" 

The wolf will be kept from 
the door of Rip Off Records as 
long as they manage to dig up 
winners like this (100% Grade A 
Rip Off Records, in other words, 
which should tell you enough. 
Many attendees of the last Rip 
OffRumblethoughttheBRIDES' 
slightly nervous set didn't think 
they lived up to Mr. Lowery's 
enthusiastic ravings (the thirty or so folks at the post-rumble 
Purple Onion show saw a much more confident set, but since 
the Purple Onion seems to exist even more out of the "real" 
time/space continuum than ever perhaps that set doesn't 
count), but the proof is in this punk rock pudding. (DD) 
(Rip Off Records) 



|BROADWAYS - "Big City" EP 

Four songs in the early JAWBREAKER vein especially 
I vocally. Tight good stuff although not highly original. But 
I what is? And they certainly do it well. If you like the sound you 
[won't be disappointed. (RL) 

I (Asian Man Records, PO Box 35585, Monte Sereno, CA 
95030) 



IBURN WITCH BURN - "The Red Hell Of Jupiter" EP 

Out of the hundreds of psychobilly bands I've either 
[heard, reviewed, owned, or own, I'd say about twenty percent 
I of them have the same problem as this band. Problem you ask? 
I You ever get a record that when the band starts going you're 
I like "yeah", and then the singer comes in and you're like "no"? 
I That's how this is. Kinda like when your girlfriend buys you 
I a case of beer for your birthday, only later to break up with you 
I after you drink it cuz she's straight edge. Um...or not Psycho- 
I billy with a touch of the ZIGGENS. The band is great. The 
■singer on the other hand... (AT) 
(Jackpot Records, PO Box 4249, Richmond, VA 23220) 



THE BUSINESS - "Harry May - The Singles Collection" 
2xLP 

Hats off to Taang for making all this available on domes- 
tic vinyl. Includes the "Get Out Of My House" and "Welcome I 
To The Real World" 12" EPs. A wonderful array of material | 
here from this legendary oi band. (TB) 
(Taang Records, 706 Pismo Ct, San Diego, CA 92109) 



CATTLE DECAPITATION - "10 torments Of The Damned' 
EP 

A damn slick cover starts this off nice. What's found 
inside is quickly thrown together fastcore with extra emo 
sauce. Not bad, but then again it just fails to stick in your head. 
Nice cover though. (MW) 
(no address) 



CHARLES BRONSON/UNANSWERED - split EP 

Whoa, Never sure what to say about the BRONSON I 
onslaught Guess now I can say that now it's over. Least they | 
had the decency to break up before they really started to suck. 
Yeah, this is great, what'd you expect? Nursery rhymes? It's | 
really just about getting an Ebro address in the end. 
UNANSWERED go the slow boat - somewhat sporadic in I 
delivery, but with the guitar oomph you just gotta have. Best | 
when they really turn on the jets. Quality is job one! (TM) 
(Track Star Records, PO Box 60, Forked River, NJ 08731) 



CHRISTIAN SCIENCE A.D. - "Speed Freaks" CD 

What a horrible name for a band. Anyway... musically, | 
this is a pretty solid release of upbeat melodic thrashcore. 
What is horribly lacking are the lyrics. For one whole song the I 
lyric is "let's go to the punk rock show", making the song seem 
like some sort of horrible parody or worse yet, a commercial. 
Needless to say, it got pretty corny after a while. Rocking | 
music though. (CW) 
(1695 Running Deer Dr., Auburn, PA 17922) 



CHRIST ON A CRUTCH - "Spread Your Filth/Shit Edge 
And Other Songs..." 2xLP 

I was happier than a summer piggy in a pen of cool | 
Georgia clay-mud when I saw that I was assigned this review. 
CHRIST ON A CRUTCH defined hardcore for me for a long | 
time. Heart attack inducing drumming, crisp, metallic power- 
saw guitars.... fuck! '!! This is it!!! This is fucking crazy. One I 
disc includes their classic, way out-of-print "Spread Your 
Filth" LP from 1988. The other includes their "Kill William 
Bennett" 7", the "Spread Your Filth" 7", songs from an| 
unreleased 10", and cuts from comps on Allied, MRR, Disas- 
ter Productions, and Hippycore. Everything these guys went I 
on to do pales in comparison. This is a standard. This is | 
crucial. This is incredible. (PB) 
(New Red Archives, PO Box210501,SanFrancisco,CA94121) I 



CONNIE DUNGS/SLOWPOKES - split EP 

Snotty SCREECHING WEASEL influenced punk from I 
both bands. The SLOWPOKES have a little bit more melody 
and sappiness in their songs. While the CONNIE DUNGS | 
remind me of that kid who just can't sit still in the third grade. 
Extra points too the CONNIE DUNGS for contributing an- 
other song to the punk tradition of being persecuted for| 
looking punk. (JF) 
(Outhouse Records, no address) 



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I CONFUSE - "Indignation" LP 

A reissue of a cassette only release front 1984 that was 
I limited to 100 copies, they've now made it (briefly) available as 
I an. LP (briefly, because the LP is limited to 1500). As any 
I student of Japanese hardcore would attest, CONFUSE were 
I one of the first and certainly one of the best to drench hardcore 
I with noise - to such effect you often can't really even hear 
I anything else. I would recommend any of the studio recordings 
I before this - the distortion here is so omnipresent it's only a 
I shadow of the studio output. Still somewhat unfortunate that 
it's so difficult to track down. (TM) 
I (Anarchy Center/Confuse Records, no address) 



COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS - 
"Graveyard Train" EP 

Punk fucking rock with a 
lot of blues influences showing. 
Distortion everywhere even on 
the cymbals. This is heavy shit 
man. Somehow I knew this was 
from Chicago as soon as I heard 
it. On clear vinyl. (MM) 
(C.T.C., 857 N. Winchester rear 
bldg., Chicago, IL 60622) 



| COYOTE MEN/CEE BEE BEAUMONT - split 45 

Two decent rock'n'roll instrumentals of the late '50s/ 
I early '60 type by a coupla Brit bands. Good for what they are, 
I but why do these songs need to see the light on day all by their 
I naked selves? Good bands, good tunes, but just part of the glut. 

(TY) 

(Knobbler Records, 915 Cole St #385, San Francisco, CA 

94117) 



I CRACK - "Losing One's Cool" CD 

Lost my interest. Pretty generic 'modern' rock that 
I sounds like something floating around the promo bin at the 
I local 'Live 105'-type alterno-hype radio station. Not as catchy 
las their influences. Looks like fifty cents at Amoeba to me. 

(RW) 

(Unarecords, PO Box 700233, San Jose, CA 95170-0233) 



| CRANK - "Two Smokes For Your Dog" CD 

This is sooo stinky! Think the "Warped Tour", Fat 

IWreckords and NO DOUBT. Somebody throw on a COCK- 
NOOSE record, quick! (RM) 

(Pop Culture Records, 7326 Rideau Valley Dr., Kars, ON, 
K0A 2E0, CANADA) 



I CRANK - "Picking Up the Pieces" CD 

Usually when I hear one of the million of NOFX clone 
I bands, I fall into a gray haze and it goes right in one ear and out 
I the other (hopefully disrupting nothing in between), but that 
I wasn't the case with CRANK. It's by no means original, but 
I then what is? This CD was a toe tapper even if it was a little 

bland. (HD) 

(Onefoot Records, PO Box 3834, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034) 



CRIPPLE BASTARDS/PATARENI - split 10" 

This is fast. This is really fast hardcore with some slower I 
shit mixed in. CRIPPLE BASTARDS hail from Italy, and do | 
some pretty cool experimental things with their instruments. 
This definitely has some interesting parts to it, and I find I 
myself actually enjoying this. The PATARENI side is pretty 
cool. Diverse would be an understatement. The vocals are a bit 
deep for my taste, but the music is great! Their first song is a 
cover, and for the life of me I can't figure out who it is. It sucks 
when you know all the words, and can't remember the song 
title. The next few songs are all different musically, they use I 
ska, rock, and garage pretty well. Anyway, overall this is a] 
pretty good split, and interesting to say the least. (LU) 
(Havin' A Spazz, c/o Luca Cattaruzza, Via Martiri Di Cefalo- 1 
nia 47, 20097 So. Donate, M.se {MI}, ITALY) 



CRO-MAGS - "Live At The Wellingtons" LP 

Aw shit! This record captures the CRO-MAGS in their I 
prime, way back in 1986. There are a couple of live boots 
floating around of the exact same songs, but they all seem to 
come from different shows. This is a top quality recording of 
all of their hits. During the set they kept pushing the crowd to I 
be more aggressive by saying things like "If you all want us to 
get harder, you gotta get harder. So let's get down and blow 
this motherfuckin' place the fuck off the planet". You can feel 
the intensity! Not only is this a classic, but it is limited to 300. 
(RC) 
(no address) 



CRUCIFIX - "Exhibit A" LP 

This record is a comprehensive documentation of all the | 
CRUCIFIX vinyl with the exception of the "Dehumanization' 
LP. Included are the classic first 12", the follow-up EP on I 
Freak Records, comp tracks, and live stuff from CBGB's. The 
digital remastering takes a little of the edge and natural 
distortion off the original but for the most part a good job is 
done to keep the songs pure and intact. Needless to say, this 
band has gone on to become one of the more influential bands 
to come out of the early '80s, the impact of which can still be | 
heard on much hardcore over 15 years after the fact. (MK) 
(Kustomized Records, PO Box 1308, New York, NY 10009) 



CUFF/HATED PRINCIPLES - split 10" 

What's cool about this is that not only do both bands play I 
full-throttle thrash, but both use recordings that are about as 
minimalist as you can get. CUFF play modern day speed-core 
and sound like they used a boombox to record with. I 
HATED PRINCIPLES play ballistic thrash with hints of 
early 80's hardcore (probably because they've been around I 
for a gazillion years) and their recording quality is reminis- 
cent of a scratched CONFUSE EP. Guaranteed to make your | 
ears bleed. (MW) 
(Tylyt Levyt, PO Box 37, 55800 Imatra, FINLAND) 



D.N.A.! - "Knowledge" CD 

LEATHERFACE type punk with a dash of CHINA I 
DRUM. A good sound and a pretty solid full-length. Not 
overwhelming and this seems to be missing that one awesome | 
song but this is still a good listen. (RL) 
(Mad Butcher Records, Pater-Klepping-Str. 18, 33154 Salz- 
kotten, GERMANY) 



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IDACKELBLUT - "Japan" EP 

Looking at the kanji script on the front cover, you'd 
I think this is Japanese HC, but this is distinctly German, start 
I to finish. D ACKELBLUT shows finesse at exacting, nuanced 
I punk rock with heartfelt, growled lyrics, varied guitarwork, 
land powerful production. They don't get high marks on 
Isongwriting, but you have to admire the effective electronic 
Idub on the flip, an homage to KRAFT WERK that lives up to 
I its influences. Above average. (SS) 
(Hear tfirst Records, Bockhstr. 39, 10967 Berlin, GERMANY) 



DEGRADATION - "Still 
Screaming" EP 

Early-mid '80s sounding 
hardcore along the lines of 
YOUTH OF TODAY but with 
slightly more of a political hard- 
core lyrical base, thopugh still 
very much on the 'personal' side. 
Catchy, angry, and pretty rag- 
ing. (TY) 

(Undertone Records, Van Wit- 
zleben Str 7, 48151 Munster, 
GERMANY) 



DELLAMORTE/CORNED BEEF - split EP 

Both bands play a kind of fucked-up, metallic hardcore 
I with angry vocals and ultra distorted dirge sections and guitar 
I leads. CORNED BEEF, from Germany, are the more extreme 
hounding of the two, Sweden's DELLAMORTE being a touch 
■ too far on the metal side for me. (AM) 
I (Yellow Dog Records, PO Box 550208, D 10372 Berlin, GER- 

Imany) 




THE DISAPPOINTMENTS 
"All Cranked Up" EP 

This is great! Pedal to the 
metal, early ANGRY SAMO- 
ANS/QUEERS punk rock. Three 
songs, all of which are bouncy, 
catchy and nasty. Can't ask for 
much more as far as this review- 
er is concerned. (RM) 
($3 ppd: Sellout Records, 4 Santa 
Anna Dr, Poughkeepsie, NY 
12603) 



DISCONTENT - "Trusted" EP 
One of the best records of 
1997. Amped up, catchy hard- 
core from Alabama ! The music is 
raw and on fire! A refreshing 
break from the discordant mess 
that many hardcore bands of late 
offer up as intensity. Extremely 
competent concise straightfor- 
ward song writing puts across 
well these simple yet anthemic 
inspired songs. Amateurish and 
unpolished, yet driven, this record encapsulates the energy of 
a bunch of sweaty kids packed into a garage in the middle of 
nowhere playing their fucking hearts out. The music borrows 
a bit from the past but definitely lives in the present, at times 
reminding me of SLAPSHOT, NEGATIVE APPROACH and 
older DC influences mixed with modern power chord hard- 
core. Simple, no nonsense lyrics implore us to get up and take 
control of our lives. (MK) 

($3.00 ppd: Arkam c/o Jamie Barrier, 211 N. Ross St., Au- 
burn, AL 36830) 





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I DIESEL QUEENS - "The Beast 
I With Five Hands..." EP 

Wow, I've never reviewed 
| a MRR record before! But con- 
sidering it's the 
DIESEL QUEENS it's not like I 
ha ve to be nice or any thing. Makes 
j me feel funny listening to this on 
headphones and laughing out 
j loud. I was sad that they had dis- 
banded, which is such luck for 
yall' thin-skinned weak- 
I stomached types. Another great record, indeed. How do you 
I rock sooo hard!? (RY) 

I (MRR c/o Vacuum Mailorder, PO Box 460324, San Francisco, 
CA 94146) 



|DIMESTORE HALOES - "Thrill City Crime Control" LP 

Another in the recent flood of late seventies punk throw- 
I backs this twelve song CD is actually pretty good. A couple of 
I the cuts are real dogs but overall this band uses a good mix of 
[DEAD BOYS or HE ARTBREAKERS junkie type punk with 
I early U.K. SUBS bouncy pogo to create some top notch tunes. 
|(RM) 
l(V.M.L., PO Box 183, Franklin Park, IL 60131) 



THE DISENCHANTED - "The 'Other' White Trash" EP 

Wacky band from Albany, NY. Some thrashy melodic 
punk, good lyrics, and an awesome song entitled "Hardcore | 
Chicks vs Skinhead Girls". (TB) 
(Angry, Young, & Poor Records, 140 N. Prince St, Lancaster, I 
PA 17603) 



THE DISENCHANTED/ 1 
TWENTY-TWO'S - split EP 

Let's start with the lyrics. 
Both of these bands make it a 
point to comment on punk™ fash- 
ion, as in they don't think much 
of it. It's sort of a badge of honor 
as I understand the lyrics that 
neither of these bands would look 
very punk™ if you saw them 
walking down the street, "it's not 
how you look, it's something 
that's inside of you," seems to be 
to be the main idea behind this EP. Musically, I thought that 
both of these bands were pretty good, the TWENTY TWOS 
sound similar to another Virginia band I reviewed, and liked, 
POSITIVE STATE, kinda like older Boston HC with brains. 
THE DISENCHANTED had some of that old school East] 
Coast sound I like so much. (JV) 
(PO Box 3845, Albany, NY 12203) 




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I DOG TOFFEE - CD 

Pretty 'mersh stuff here, though I certainly do not mind 
I the popness of it. Imagine a more hooky version of THE 
[OFFSPRING and SOCIAL D, though to be fair, these guys 
I certainly are no more stream' punk rock than most others. 
I Four tunes in all, okay verging more on pop punk (though 
[there are peeks of aggro in 'T'm Mine") than most bands of 
[this ilk, which is just fine with me. (JY) 
I (no address) 



|DOGROCKET - "Pickin' Up Chicks" EP 

Decent melodic punk pop with traces of SAMIAM and 
Ithe GOO GOO DOLLS. Catchy but something about the 

vocals seems flat or dry. Maybe a little more oomph would 

help. Cool riffs though. (RL) 

I (Break-Up! Records, 91 E Patterson Ave, Columbus, OH 
143202) 



|THE DRAGS - "Stop Rock And Roll" LP 
[ I was in Albuquerque this summer trying to think of all 

| the good bands that come from there, and the only one I could 
I think of was the DRAGS. I've reviewed this garage rock trio 
Iso many times it's difficult to think of new ways to describe 
I them. Obviously they have a fan base, but if I could turn any 
I newcomers on to them I'd say, "Do you like Rock n' Roll?..." 
I Anyway, easy to like, consistently great shit, is all I've ever 
I known from the DRAGS. (RY) 
■(Estrus Records) 



DRUNK N ANGER - "Contami- 
nated" EP 

Hardcore from Canada. 
The band name says it all, mad 
beer fueled songs. This was not 
my pint of ale, but the nod goes to 
them for the anti child abuse lyr- 
ics on "If I Catch You". Decent 
(CW) 

(ICR, 1020 Queen St. W, Toron- 
to, ON, M6J 1H6, CANADA) 



IDUSTBALL - "Egg Man, Like Your Head" EP 

Quirky punk pop in that UK pop punk vein but the vocals 
I remind me of SUEDE, which isn't a good thing. It would be 
I cooler if they reminded me of MORRISSEY as far as UK 
I crooners go. But they don't. So-so. (RL) 
[(Damaged Goods, PO Box 671, London E17 6NF, UK) 

|e-13 - "Quest For Gilligan" EP 

With a mere 14 year gap between this belated release and 
I their debut EP, this Oregon hardcore outfit hasn't lost a step. 
[Maybe that's cuz this was recorded in 1984 and is just now 
[seeing the light of day because Malcolm Connover (Mr Fatal 
[ Erection) is crazy. When I say 'hardcore', I mean the style that 
[initiated the genre: short, fast, snotty, fucked up songs. This is 
I classic 'hardcore'. (TY) 
| (Fatal Erection Records, PO Box 5102, Eugene, OR 97405) 





E-150 - "La Rabia Justifica Los 
Medios" EP 

Fast-paced hardcore that's 
got ragged-edged vocals, some- 
times medium-paced breaks, 
frantic drumming, DIS- 
CHARGE-esque essence, and 
non-stop energy. (TY) 
(BCM, Apdo 601, 08913 Barce- 
lona, SPAIN) 



ELDOPA - "1332" LP 

A lot of people in the Bay Area have been anticipating I 
this release which for some reason almost always has an 
adverse affect on me. In all honestly I went into this thinking 
I was going to hate it, but it most definitely stands on its own 
two feet. Drop a little of NEUROSIS and 
DEAD AND GONE on top of a band that isn't afraid to play 
some heavy-ass metal riffs, and you got ELDOPA. The vocals 
sometimes remind me of Mike Dean's on side B of C.O.C's 
"Animosity" LP, which is a fucking godly achievement in my 
opinion. I bet ya $5 that you'll sew their patch on to your ass 
once you hear this. (MW) 
(East Bay Menace Records, PO Box 3313, Oakland, CA 9609) 



ENEMY SOIL - "Live At Fiesta Grande #5" flexi 

This is a live recording that reminded me of a demo 
I once heard from a band called VIRUS or Boston's GROI- 
NOIDS recorded badly. The sound quality was such that I 
couldn't really be sure. Similar thing happened with ENEMY 
SOIL. It's kind of like watching a nudie channel on cable when 
you are not actually paying for it, you might like what you're 
watching but who knows? Sell lemonade and buy this, it 
bends! Limited printing, only two thousand available. (JV) 
(Clean Plate Records, PO Box 709, Hampshire College, Am- 
herst, MA 01002) 



ENEMY SOIL - "The Ruins Of Eden" CD 

By far the strongest effort by these crazed Virginians. 1 1 
think what won me over was the real drummer (their earlier 
releases featured a drum machine) and the super low tuned 
guitars. I'd put this more in the grindcore category for it's 
over-all heaviness. Lyrics deal with pain, war, enslavement, 
and all that other good shit. I highly recommend this. Oh, by 
the way, this is the 10" and the live flexi together on one 
format. (MW) 

(Clean Plate Records, PO Box 709; Hampshire College, Am- 
herst, MA 01002) 



EXCESSIVE DEFIANCE - "Yo 
Dicknose, Eat A Dick Straight 
Up, Yo" EP 

Here's an EP that is much 
better than its overall layout 
would suggest. I was expecting 
another poorly recorded effort 
that shouldn't even be a demo. 
Not the case at all, this is grade A 
snotty punk that is well crafted in 
the music department. Of the 6 
songs here, 5 are keepers; not 
bad for a first EP. (TH) 
(PO Box 9751, Asheville, NC 28815) 




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Good, honest pop punk that sounds similar to fellow 
iNortheasterners the QUEERS. The thing that makes EXPLO- 
ISIVE KATE really solid is their jaded outlook on life. Punk is 
■supposed to be jaded, not all bubble gummy, and that jaded 
ledge is what lifts this LP above the pack. Good job. (JF) 
KTrickshot Records, 815 Rosedae Ave #1, Wilmington, DE 
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FALLOUT - "Resist Control" EP 
This picks up where their 
10" debut of last year left off. Full 
throttle, pissed off hardcore in 
the vein of RIPCORD or HERE- 
SY with gruff vocals and a late- 
'80s approach to doing the hard- 
core-thang. Damn good. (MW) 
(Adverse Reaction Records, 17 
Linlithgow Way, West Melton, 
3337 Vic, AUSTRALIA) 



FAT DAY - "Smell Me Silly" EP 
I took me a really long time 
to figure out what speed this is 
suppose to be played at, but I 
think I finally got it right, and 
that being so, this record is fast 
screaming vocals accompanied by 
a wall of noise that some what 
resembles music. It's not half bad, 
though. The bands high energy 
and aggressive guitar playing cre- 
ate something worth thrashing 
to. (HD) 

|(HG Fact, 401 Hongo-M, 2-36-2 Yayio-Cho, Nakano, Tokyo 
164, JAPAN) 



THE FEED BACK - "Come With 
- Me/Human Fly" 
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■ Greg Lowery, bend him over, and 

fuck him in the ass 'til he 

cums!!!!!!! This French garage 
trio rocks the house down with 
two scorching originals packed 
jj with super fuzzed out guitars, well 
J produced catchy song structure, 
9|P % intense vocalizin' and just straight 

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I hell and I can't begin to tell you about all the sick, twisted 
I things I want to do to my boyfriend when I get home tonight 
■after hearing this slab of intense garage ecstasy!!!! Well done 
I from the French for a change!!!!! (SW) 
(LGDC Productions, 8, Rue Camille Desmoid ins, 66000 Per- 
pignan, FRANCE) 




FEZ PETTING ZOO - "All Systems Gone" CD 

This disc is goofy but I like it anyways. If the early 
PIXIES tried to be more punk rock they would have sounded 
like this. Twisted and fucked up but poppy and fun. Although 
I'd probably get tired of this chaos after a few releases, this is 
quite charming for now. (RL) 
(Baby Blue Records c/o Fez, PO Box 494, Madison, WI 53701) 



THE FILTH F.C. - "Stay InBed 
Die Happy" EP 

This is a solid debut if I've 
ever heard one. Two songs that 
sound a bit like THE BUSI- 
NESS's newer material but way 
catchier. The a-side is particu- 
larly good. Buy this and keep an 
eye out for any further releases 
by this band. (RM) 
(1234 Records, PO Box 199, 
Deal, Kent, ENGLAND) 



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FIREBALLS - "Holiday" EP 

TheFIREBALLSEPcomes 
enclosed in another fancy- 
schmancy Man's Ruin dayglo 
cover, sure to lure in the average 
consumer. The band themselves 
are a fast-paced punk-metal-hill- 
billy kind of deal along the lines 
of the SUPERSUCKERS. It real- 
ly sounds like the guitarist wants 
to veer off on some Eddie Van 
Halen tangent but the rest of the band are keeping him in line. 
(JH) 

(Man's Ruin Records, 610 22nd. St #302, San Francisco, CA 
94107) 



FLOODPLAIN - "Eightpennygalvanized" CD 

Now this is my kind of hardcore! I don't know where this 
came from, but holy shit! This is the kind of stuff I like, and this 
just rocks. FLOODPLAIN sound like JIHAD, BOTCH, and 
CR all mixed into one band. This is an amazing release, and I 
am still wondering where this came from. This has made my 
night. Wow, I am speechless. (LU) 

(Counterfeit Records, 1701 S 10th Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 
57105) 



THE FORGOTTEN - "Class 
Separation"EP 

Yes sir! This is the mother- 
fuckin' guns! This band has come 
crushing into yer brain! THE 
FORGOTTEN are taking this lit- 
tle cowtown by storm! Prepare to 
be consumed by punk rock. Re 
member THE CLASH? So do 
these guys. The vocal/guitar mix 
on this record kicks ass! Profes- 
sor Bale (Maximum columnist 
Emeritus) lauds THE FORGOTTEN as the best band in San 
Francisco! Watch out you street urchins! The FORGOTTEN 
is playing for keeps! Great punk rock! Buy now! (BR) 
(TKO Records, 4104 24th St. #103, San Francisco, C A 94114) 



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FORWARD - "Feel The Core Of 
Self EP 

Somebody needs to fly out 
to Japan and give the folks at 
HG:Fact a kiss on the lips on 
behalf of all fans of hardcore. 
This is another awesome release 
from FORWARD, fucking non- 
stop, all out hardcore with the 
classic Japanese verse and En- 
glish chorus style. Play 
loud!! (TH) 

|(HG:Fact, 401 Hongo-M, 2-36-2 Yayoi-cho, Nakano, Tokyo 

164, JAPAN) 



IFRENZAL RHOMB - "Not So Tough Now" CD 

Now for a quick stop over in Australia. FRENZAL 
I RHOMB sounds like a band NOFX would make fun of, and yet 
lat one point they Were on Fat Wreck Chords... or so I'm told. 
I My advice to anyone at Fat: there's a better band from 
(Australia called CAUSTIC SODA. I really liked the cover, a 
I blown up McDonalds! (JV) 

I (Rubber Records, 633 Ocean Ave #21, Santa Monica, CA 
90402) . 



| FULL NOISE NINE - "Progress" EP 

FN9 keep alternating between completely high pitched 
(squealing, actual singing, and a very ASSUCK-like guttural 
■growl that you could only be blessed to have by Satan himself. 
I The music is kinda "Scum" era NAPALM DEATH, not really 
! interestingly done, nor executed well. (PB) 
I (Civilisation Records, Parkstr 39, 893 12 Gunsburg, GERMA- 
NY) 



| FUN PEOPLE/SHE DEVILS - split EP 

Totally great punk rock 7" from Argentina. Both bands 
I totally rock with the FUN PEOPLE doing ferocious melodic 
I punk verging on emo with the wailing vocals. SHE DEVILS 
I are also very catchy with great female vocals sort of giving it 

theflavorofDAN or JOYCE MCKINNEY EXPERIENCE or 
I something like that The record is also aimed at raising aware- 
Iness about abortion and pro choice issues. An all around great 

effort. (LH) 
I (Ugly/Las Feos Records, Casilla De Correo #48, Sucursal 49, 

Codigo Postal (1449), Cap Fed, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA) 



FURIOUS GEORGE - "Banan- 
as/I Gotta Gun" 

One side of this picture disk 
was recorded live, and it came out 
quite well. The studio side, "Ba- 
nanas" is good too, driving 3 chord 
punk with weird ass vocals. (MC) 
(Recess Records, PO Box 1112, 
Torrance, CA 90505) 




FURIOUS GEORGE - "Gets A Record" LP 

Before getting to the substance of the disc here, I must I 
say that the title of this little hummer is the best I've seen in a 
while. Now, to the disc - what you would probably expect to 
hear from these fellows - lyrics that range from insightful and 
self revealing to absolute nonsense are sung/yelled/screamed 
to well played, traditional, mid-tempo punk rock. A guest 
appearance by Joey Ramone is anotherplus. One last thought, 
G. Tabb watched way too much TV when he was a kid. On | 
yellow vinyl, of course. (KK) 
(Recess Records, PO Box 1112, Torrance, CA 90505) 



GAI - "Extermination" EP 

The flexi from back in 1984 
makes it on to hard vinyl, albeit 
not quite a 'legitimate' reissue. 
From back in the day when Jap- 
anese hardcore relied more on 
repetition and distortion than 
speed - is by all accounts an accu- 
rate and faithful reproduction of | 
the original. Fuck. Still can't 
imagine how they got this to sound 
so rough - it's unbelievably dis- 
torted - the hardcore version of lo-fi for sure. (TM) 
(Violent Party Records, no address) 



THE GAMITS - "Come Get Some" EP 

This is a cool EP! Pop punk that mixes it up and not one I 
RAMONES sounding tune. Great tunes a la THE GAIN* or 
even THE FASTBACKS. This is a total bopping record. If 
you're gonna be pop it's cool when you thrash on drums and f 
you crunch on guitar. Totally recommended. (RL) 
(Drug Store Records, PO Box 5033, Golden, CO 80401) 




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GENERATION EXCREMENT 
- "I'll Be Back.. .You'll Be 
Fucked!" EP 

No slacking here, driving 
old school punk in the vein of 
Beer City bands. Forceful, hooky 
music for slamming in this shitty 
existence. "All Of Us" reminds 
the individual punk factions that 
similar goals can unite instead of 
creating silly little punk rock 
wars. (TJ) 
(Will E. Survive, PO Box 2065, Northlake, IL 60164) 



GLOOM - "Recommendation Of Perdition" 12" 

Whoa. Nine song 12" from a Japanese band I'd notl 
heard about in a while - their single in '93 devastated many 
people (myself included) not usually impressionable- a tumul- 
tuous blend of hardcore and noise, which is what you've got 
here as well. Distorted to the 'wall of fuzz' extreme - there's no 
liner notes as to whether or not they're back together... I can 
only hope. (TM) 

(M.C.R. Records c/o Sound Pollution, PO Box 17742, Coving- 
ton, KY 41017) 



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|THE GONADS - "Oi! Nutter/England's Glory" 

Just when you thought it was safe to give up on oi, here 
I comes Gary Bushell blasting out of the hilarious past. In their 
I day, they were the drunken jesters of the original movement. 
I Now, they are a bit more melodic and mature. Drunken energy 
land a gritty sound still abounds. Hey, where the hell is Max 

Splodge?! (TB) 

(1234 Records, PO Box 199, Deal, Kent CT14 7GN, UK) 



GREED - "The Violence EP" EP 
Red vinyl! This band is 
from SWEDEN, and you can 
probably guess by the name of 
the group that they're political. 
Sounds like the EXPLOITED, or 
more specifically like VARUK- 
ERS. I'd personally purchase this 
one (as soon as I get a job). Did I 
mention the red vinyl! (JV) 
(Distortion Records, PO Box 129, 
S-401 22Gothenburg,SWEDEN) 



| THE GREEN HORNETS - "Faster Than The Bugzapper" LP 
THE G.H.'s are a five-piece from London that write and 
I play pretty good garage music. It's thick with reverb and 
I organ, and fairly original as the genre goes. It doesn't really set 
I my foot to tapping, though, because it's rather tame and none 
I of the songs ever really takes off into an action-packed part 
I This kinda music doesn't benefit from the slickness that went 
I into this production. Maybe if they rough up some of the edges 
I on the next record, it'll sound better. This one's far from bad, 

though. (CH) 
I (Alopecia! Records, 35 Mill Lane, Benson, Oxford, OX10 6SA, 

ENGLAND) 



GRIFFIN - "The Phantom Of The 
Shocker" EP 

In the eighties I knew this 
band that would dress up in fun- 
ny black clothes, splatter them- 
selves in stage blood, and play a 
set that consisted of an hour's 
worth of MISFITS covers and 
one original. GRIFFIN are a lot 
like that, except that they're Jap- 
anese. The six tracks on this (post- 
humous?) EP sound like medio- 
cre outtakes from 'Earth A.D.' with metal leads - actually if 
lyou're one of these Japan-ophites you might want to seek it 
lout I've heard worse. (JH) 
I (Real Deal Records, no address listed) 



I GRIME Y OFFENSIVE DRUNKS - "Liberty" EP 

Weak ass, fast paced punk rock with some of the most 
I irritating vocals I have ever heard. Sounds like the guy just 
I drank a bottle of Jack Daniels, got kicked in the throat, and 
| decided to do some spoken word. Yeah, it is as ugly as it sounds. 

(RC) 

(Band Wagon Records, PO Box 44338, Tucson, AZ 85733- 

4338) 




HAIL MARY - "Glorious Morning" EP 

Musically, I liked this, maybe because I like I 
BORN AGAINST so much. This sounds so similar to them it 
is insane. I am not one to compare bands to others, but this is 
just too close to pass up. There is also a hint of RORSCHACH 
in this as well. If you are a fan of either of those bands, give this | 
a try because it it does rock pretty well. (LU) 
(PO Box 14253, Albany, NY 12212) 



HAND TO MOUTH - "Your Ticket To The New Jerusalem" | 
LP 

Cramming poppy sensibilities between meaty hardcore | 
riffs, and pulling it together with an intelligent political view- 
point, HTM manage to convey passion and anger in a fairly I 
original sound. It is sincere and worth looking into, although 
it did get to be a bit much by the end. It also comes with a really 
well done 72 page zine. Very informative and imaginative. A | 
good package. (BG) 
($8 ppd: Dwgsht zine, PO Box 28, Durham, NC 27702) 



HARSH/SHITFIT - split EP 

HARSH (the Canadian one, 
not the Finnish one) certainly live 
up to whatever billing that name 
would give - apocalyptic, wall of 
noise hardcore. Distorted to the 
point of being unintelligible, the 
guitar tidal wave rolls on. The 
now defunct SHITFIT donate 
four songs on the flip which un- 
fortunately suffer from a medio- 
cre sound quality that rob much 
of the impact they might have had. Certainly worth tracking I 
for the 'A' side. (TM) 

(Fox Records, 316 St Joseph Est Quebec, PQ, G1K 8Z7,| 
CANADA) 



HEAD - "The Monkeys" LP 

In a freak accident at the printers, all copies of the sleeve I 
for this LP were incorrectly tided "The Monkeys" in place of I 
the intended title, "THE RAMONES". Any of these songs 
could have easily come from any of their prior 7" releases or | 
their first LP. These guys rule. (KK) 
(EvU Clown Records, PO Box 9144, Seattle, WA 98109) 



HEADS KICKED OFF - "Your 
Silence" EP 

Distorted, heavy, fast polit- 
ical hardcore from down under. 
Nine songs played at breakneck 
speed, with guttural bile ridden 
vocals railing against the evils of 
the world as HKO perceive them. 
Non stop raging intensity. (AM) 
(Spiral Objective, PO Box 126, 
Oaklands Park, SA 5046, AUS- 
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I THE HEIDIES - "Exit 10" CD 

The HEIDIES offer clean, suburban, LA stadium punk, 
la cross between OFFSPRING and ALL, addressing teen angst 
I issues. With grittier production, less vocal reverb, louder 
I guitars, and more aggressive drumming, this could be a 
I halfway decent CD. Trivia buffs beware of the title track 
I hidden at the end of the CD, if you can get that far. The 
I HEIDIES have potential for a bunch of kids whose next release 
I could be crankin' with a lot work. (HM) 
(Insurance Scam Records, PO Box 145, Northville, MI 48167) 



IDYLS - "Down With" EP 

"Swedish trash garage" sez they. OK, sez I. Flatly pro- 1 
duced garage-riffing with the dose of stupidity necessary to 
make it stand out from the pack. Odd thing is that in two of the 
four enclosed songs, the stupidity manifests itself in a deep, 
deep guttural/whacked out with full reverb vocal style that's 
generally found in the scarier forms of thrashmetal. At least 
it's more interesting than most of the bands in the trash garage | 
sweepstakes. (DD) 
(Ken Rock, Gisslerodsbacken 18, 457 02 Grebbestad, SWE- 1 
DEN) 



HEYOKA - "Demain Sera..." LP 

This LP is really fucking inspiring! A great insert book- 
I let, filled with contact addresses to many autonomous organi- 
sations, labels, individuals and fanzines. It has lots of other 
I info as well, but it's in French and Floyd don't read French. 
■Still, it's laid out incredibly well, reminiscent of the finer 
I CRASS records stuff. If that wasn't enough, you also get some 
I fine old semi-crusty peace punk music. Not too harsh, and not 
I to sterile. Record of the month. (JF) 

(Maloka, BP 536, 21014 Dijon Cedex, FRANCE) 



| HIS HERO IS GONE/URANUS - split 12" 

First, I think I'll mention the cover art because it is so 
I cool. EspeciaUy cool if compared to the back art, which looks 

like it might be on a NEIL YOUNG album. I don't know if 
I these guys look like miners from Harlan County, but I do know 
I that this EP contains two sides of some very good shit The 
[production values are a bit lower (I'll say it again, not a bad 

thing), but I'd put this near LOGICAL NONSENSE'S "Ex- 
Ipand The Hive" which I liked a whole lot Some of URANUS' 
I songs are so long, yet somehow good. HIS HERO IS GONE 

does a good cover of JERRY'S KIDS' "Raise The Curtain". 
I Drink domestic and buy this one, though it's a tour release 

only! (JV) 
I (no address) 



I FARM - "So My Kids Won't Have To" CD 

Eighteen tracks of blazing fast punk. Catchy and melod- 1 
ic music with sing-a-Iong choruses. Excellent in the lyrics | 
department; singer has that awesome snotty punk voice. 
Great release. (CW) 

(Creep Records, 252 E. Market St. #220, West Chester, PA I 
19381) 



I LOVE RICH - "Live, Wet, Drippin' With Sexx" CD 

Awesome '70s live rock album parody complete with I 
rockstar small talk egging on the frenzied Cambodian "crowd". 
With rock/pop punk anthems like "Rock Your World", "Dig 
UDiggin' Me", and "Super Sexxy", these studs prove they can | 
ham it up with the best of them. RICH puts all those commer- 
cial '70s revival bands to shame with this consistently funny | 
and well delivered joke. (HM) 
(Big Dump Records, PO Box 2658, Bridgeview, IL 60455) 



INTENSITY - "Battered Soul" EP 

Yeah! This is a rockin' piece of work. INTENSITY I 
definitely has an old school hardcore influence, as well as some 
punk mixed in there. Lyrically, they tackle some personal yet 
semi-political topics. Hailing from Sweden, these guys really | 
pack a wild punch. I am impressed. (LU) 
(Putrid Filth, c/o BTR, St Sodergatan 38, S-222 23 Lund, I 
SWEDEN) 



HOBLIN'S CHOICE - "Watch Out" CD 

If I have to hear another wannabe NOFX, I'm going to 
I scream. This is well played and well produced, just lacks any 
[sort of energy. Oh yeah, the token ska parts are included. (JF) 
I (Mad Butcher Records, Pater-Klepping-Str. 18,D-33154 Salz- 

kotten, GERMANY) 



|ICK - "Close To The Pile" CD 

Premium quality dork rock. These guys have elements of 
I the PLAID RETINA and SCHLONG sound, with various 
I styles of hardcore, punk, and mainstream metal and rock 
■ thrown together with lots of quick changes from one to the 
[other. Overall, they are closer to POUNDED CLOWN and 
INAR in the humor department But that's only when they are 
I making jokes; a lot of the lyrics seem to be exercises in non 

sequitur, like the VSS. (TH) 

($7ppd: 1019 Leaf Ave., Murfreesboro, TN 37130) 



JACK SAINTS - "Pickpockets And Loose Women" EP 

A nice vague 45 with no information given and nol 
apologies offered - fuzz guitar, indecipherable lyrics, great 
playing. I can't heap enough superlatives on this one, just that 
in it's on simple way it's my pick of the month. Ignore the 
garbled monster/hot rod cover art and hunt this one down. Is | 
this band at all related to the old JACKSON SAINTS? (JH) 
(Emperor Records, no address) 



JENO - "Drained" EP 

Brutal thrash crossover intensity. Got a very tight toe- 1 
tapping beat (although you'd probably need to borrow a few 
feet's worth to keep up with the speed). There's not much 
more to say really. I've heard worse versions of this stuff so | 
this ranks fairly high on the lis tenable meter. (PB) 
(Bad People Records, PO Box 480931, Denver, CO 80248) 



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I JERSEY - "No Turning Back" CD 

The liner notes of this CD say that JERSEY is a byprod- 
uct of the bands GRADE and BELIEVE. Now I remember 
I those two bands having a split CD that was all the rave of the 
I sweater wearing emo-hardcore crowd. Well, JERSEY sounds 

nothing like GRADE or BELIEVE. What JERSEY sounds 
I like is OP IVY with occasional female vocals. Hell, at times 
I JERSEY sounds like it could be the unreleased OP IVY. 
I Overall, this gets the thumbs up, even if it lacks originality. 

(JF) 

(Raw Energy, 65 Front St W #0116-42, Toronto, ON, M5J 

1E6, CANADA) 



| JOHN THE BAKER - "....With Slimy Penis Breath" CD 

Smartass, lousepunk, y'know: disgruntled, sacarstic, 
I pissed-off. Serious as a heart-attack but comes off somehow as 

a CRUCIFUCKS meets ANTISEEN meets SPINAL TAP 
I thing if only in intention and not in actual execution (read: not 
las good as the real McCoy). I like the parts when they almost 
I sound like SLOVENLY (if unfortunately mixed in with 

ZOOGZ RIFT, eh? SST fans of old). Could be interpreted as 
I either high art or punk rock trying too hard or just plain 
I bizarre hilarity. And what is with that singer doing the 
l"....Neeeeeaaahhhh (with demonic overtones)" ad nauseum. 

Now's the time to ask yourself "SST? pot?, what?" (JY) 

(Living Alternatives, PO Box 251, Woodstock, NY 12498) 



I THE KAISERS - "Alligator Twist" EP 

God, why do I have to like this shit!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate the 

I way these motherfuckers look and their whole old '60s Mercy- 
beat Liverpool GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS 

Isch tick! !!!!!! Errrrrrrr! !!!!!!! But I gotta tell you, this four 

I song EP actually rocks and is so utterly catchy.... Jeeeesuzzz! ! ! ! 

iNow I gotta eat my hat!!!!! Fuck my motherfuckin' ass!!!!!!!!! 
(SW) 

(Wild Wild, 1 Coates Place, Haymarket, Edinburgh, SCOT- 
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KANKER SORES - "Pivot" EP 
Kinda hardcoresque. This 
is good fast aggressive music with 
quick fun vocals. There's a great 
song about hating yearbooks, and 
best of all they won't play their 
Ska songs anymore. (HD) 
(Recess Records, PO Box 1112, 
Torrance, CA 90505) 



I KILL SADIE - "Colorless" EP 

The great packaging had emo all over it, but I was 
I pleasantly surprised to find four songs of discordant hardcore 

tucked away in side. This definitely has tinges of the "e" word 
I but it rocks in a raw, punk rock, way. DC influenced for sure, 
I but fast and scratchy. Pretty rad. (AM) 

(One Percent Records, PO Box 141048, Minneapolis, MN 

55414) 



KARENZA - "Your Beliefs Are Nothing Without Action" EP I 
Punchy modern thrashed hardcore from Ontario, Can- 
ada. Unlike many of the bands playing this type of HC, 
KARENZA play with a slowed down, mid paced tempo that 
maintains, if not enhances, the clarity and power of the songs 
over other bands that go the speedier route. Each side has a 
spoken word track, one of which addresses queerness in the 
face of heterosexual domination. There is an overtness in I 
political content that runs throughout the music, lyrics, lay- 
out, and written pieces included with the lyric booklet. The I 
method and substance of their politics seems much influenced 
by the 'f est politics" espoused at Midwest HC music festivals 
(i.e., on stage confessionals and confrontational spoken word 
performance). The record is a benefit for an Anarchist "anti- 1 
store" in Toronto and a low cost direct care hospice. (MK) 
($3.00 ppd: Sun and Moon, 606 N. Atherton St., State College, I 
PA 16803) 



KITTENS - "In Bazooka And The Hustler" CD 

These animal loving Canadians proclaim that they have I 
created a "spaghetti western-influenced musical adventure." 
I'm not sure where gun toting western heroes fit in with this 
(the song titles might be a clue), but this does rock in the vain 
of SUPERSUCKERS with shit kicking drum beats, distorted 
vocals and country guitar licks. Good, fun, straight forward, 
fuzzy cow rock, undoubtedly they're a blast to see live. Their 
"get-big" agenda is a little too obvious in their layout, with 
articles phrasing them and a press release, leaving no room for | 
lyrics. For me, this takes away from their playfulness. (TJ) 
(Sonic Unyon Records, PO Box 57347 Jackson Stn, Hamilton, I 
ON, CANADA) 



LOS KENNY HARPERS/LOS CACAHUETES - split EP 

Best yet from both of these solid garage combos. LOS I 
CACAHUETES do the catchy "Fashion" (yeah, a catchy 
garage song; funny how most bands trying to plow this field 
seem to figure that it's enough to make a stab at "rocking") 
and a rather ripping instro. Both of LOS KENNY HARPERS 
songs (but especially "Zulu") sound like... (this is going to 
seem weird)...like... a garage rock METAL URBAIN (i.e., 
with real drums and no wacky electronics) (of course, the 
singing being in Spanish rather than French is another slight | 
difference). At any rate, I'm all for it! (DD) 
(Shot Down Records, Paulusstr. 2-6, 33602 Bielefeld, GER- 
MANY) 



THE KIRKS - "Get Out" EP 

How cool! This seven track 
EP packs its grooves with what 
sounds like hard, fast '60s trash 
(the vocals recorded in car ra- 
dio sound) infected with bits of 
hard-ass modern punk stylings 
with STOOGES-type craziness. 
The mix works on both the in- 
strumentals and vocal tunes, 
mostly due to irresistable ga- 
rage production and teenage 
rage. They even cover RADIO BIRDMAN, so they definitely I 
have a hold in their rock'n'roll roots. Long may they remain | 
in the garage. Recommended. (SS) 
(PO Box 1624, Keene, NH 03413) 




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IKOCHISE - "Dans Le Meeilleur Des Mondes.." LP 

Hmm, this is French peace punk, I guess. The music 
I ranges from arty experimentation to straight ahead punk with 
I many, many parts, and with pissed female vocals over top of 
lit all. The packaging is very CRASS inspired, as is the music, 
I at times. Included is a very thick zine about political issues, in 
I both French and English. The music isn't all that bad, but 
I really didn't do much for me. They definitely seem more 
I message oriented than music oriented. Pretty OK. (BG) 
(Kochise, BP 232, 75624 Paris, Cedex 13, FRANCE) 



|KORT PROSESS - "Svart Natt" 2xEP 

Whoa. The kings of Norwegian hardcore return - and 
I with a vengeance - 16 songs spread out over a double EP. 
I Somehow managing to spike hardcore with equal amounts of 

speed, intricacy and verge - it's overly simplistic to just call it 
I hardcore - while that's the foundation, the structure isn't so 
I easily pigeonholed. Can only hope with the recent success of 
I other Norwegian bands, they start to get half the recognition 
I they deserve. (TM) 

(Heart First, Bockhstr. 39, 10967 Berlin, GERMANY) 



LOOK AT TOMORROW/ 
NEIL SMITH - split EP 

LOOK AT TOMORROW 
is a badly recorded hardcore band 
hailing from Finland, it seems. 
Sounds like a show at Epicenter, 
can't really tell if it's really good 
or really bad. NEIL SMITH is a 
Florida transplant, now an SF 
local, with amusing tunes like 
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TANTES. I kinda like this record for some reason. (RY) 
(Razor Records, PO Box 420865, San Francisco, CA 94142) 



LEBENSREFORM - "Retor" EP 

Scattered, grind inciting revolution and destruction. 
Slow dissident introductions waving into grinding HC. This is I 
what hard, heavy music should sound like complex without | 
losing power. (TJ) 
(Horizons Inc., Sven Chojnicki, Brigittenstr 10, #407, 20359 1 
Hamburg, GERMANY) 



LADY SPEEDSTICK - "Satur- 
day Night's Alright For Bond- 
age" EP 

The title track stands out as 
the hit and only mid-tempo an- 
them on this 4 song EP. I can't get 
that "naa na naaa" chorus outta 
my head. On the remaining 
tracks, the LADY's deliver 
catchy, driving, slightly generic 
hardcore with slurred vocals. 
They add a little twist with a '70s 
rock-style bridge in the final track. Decent. (HM) 
(Surfin' Bird Records, 1127 Berner St (lower), Green Bay, WI 
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I LATEX GENERATION - "360 Degrees" CD 

I really wish I had a form review for bands like this, 
I where all I would have to do is fill in a few blanks and be done 
I with it. You know the score; fast, poppy, snotty, blah, blah, etc, 
I blah. Generic, pretentious music with a non-threatening deliv- 
ery. (BG) 
(Onefoot Records, PO Box 3834 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034) 



LINK PROTRUDI AND THE 
JAY MEN - "Backfire" EP 

Loud, chunky instrumen- 
tals recorded live somewhere in 
the summer of '94..... featuring 
members of the ACETONES.... 
five songs in all and so fucking 
boring that it completely ruined 
my sex drive for the week....!!!!!! 
Any record that can do that is 
dangerous and should be out- 
lawed!!!!!! (SW) 
I (Skoda, PO Box 360, 2600 AJ Delft, HOLLAND) 





THE LOUDMOUTHS - "Gone 
Drinkin'" EP 

- I put the needle down on 
this and goddamn if I wasn't 
blown right out of my size eleven 
Vans. This is awesome. I thought 
their debut LP was good but the 
songs on this blow those away. I 
think it might have something to 
do with the mix because things 
don't sound as garbled this time 
around. For those who've never I 
heard them, THE LOUD- 
MOUTHS are simple, powerful and snotty, i.e. punk at its I 
best Oh, the cover is a cool parody/ripoff of FLIPPER'S 
"Gone Fishin'" LP. Rock on! (RM) 
(NewRedArchives.PO Box 210501, San Francisco, CA 94121) I 



MADELS NO MADELS - "Failures" LP . 

At times this is classic up-tempo, catchy traditional I 
Germany punk rock with funny punk tendencies. The pace, 
vocals and use of sound bytes in between tracks make me think 
this is Germany's answer to THE TOY DOLLS. Other times, | 
the quality just isn't there, with a few of the songs dragging on. 
Overall, however, the quality is good. Hey kids, beware the | 
backward cut. Recommended. (KK) 
(Bellaforte Records, Stuttgarter Str 9, 71069 Sindelfingen, 
GERMANY) 



MANFAT/HARD TO SWALLOW - split EP 

Two power outfits from Northern England, where dis- 
satisfaction's in the water. MANFAT are the ultimate bring- 1 
down, depressingly negative lyrics intently intoned over walls I 
of expressive guitar noise, like NEUROSIS playing side two of 
"My War." Fucking rad. HARD TO SWALLOW sound more 
like BORN AGAINST on a mind-bending cocktail of drink 
and drugs. I don't know about that wah-wah pedal, but the 
power-violence intensity and vitriolic lyrics I can live with. 
MANFAT came out on top at the end of the day though. (AM) 
(Flat Earth, PO Box 169, Bradford, BD7 1YS, UK) 



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I MANGEL - "Warning" EP 

Heavy, grunge stuff that might have found on Am Rep a 

I couple of years ago. Vocals are in English. (MM) 
(Lada Records, PO Box 2038, 2470 AA Zwammerdam, HOL- 
LAND) 



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THE MANTS - "The Mant From 
Uncle" 2xEP 

Well, actually it's a 1.5xEP, 
since the "special bonus 45" has 
the same two songs on both sides. 
Five songs in the general vicinity 
of garage punk, four instrumen- 
tals (one of which is a MILK- 
SHAKES cover) which are all less 
interesting than the vocal (real) 
song. Shane White lives to rip on 
releases like this, but to me it was 
[decent but certainly not earthshaking. (DD) 

(Lance Rock Records, 1223 College Dr, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 

5Z5, CANADA) 



IMANGEL/APOLLO 13 - split EP 

MANGEL speeds up their brand of punk rock that's full 
I of rock. As always, their rock is accompanied lyrics with social 
I commentary. Drawing attention to the fact that Belgians kill 
I their offspring in large numbers, more then anywhere else in 
I the world, and that soccer is violent and corrupt. APOLLO 13 
lis more exciting than the movie, yet this surf-instrumental 
I band still lacks something original to rave about Originality 
lis very difficult to create in this finite genera. Clear plastic 
[cover and clear vinyl make for slick packaging. (TJ) 

(Alphen Aan De Records, PO Box 101, 2400AC Alphen Aan 

Den Rijn, HOLLAND) 



MERE DEAD MEN - "Laced Up 
Mary" EP 

The title track here is fast- 
er-paced, poppy punk rock that 
is extremely catchy and sports 
some seriously cool female vo- 
cals. The B-Side tracks, while still 
catchy, have a more ' 80s new wave 
sound, which, by the way, is not a 
bad thing. Recommended. (KK) 
(Weird Records, 61 London Rd., 
Balderton, Newark, Notts, NG24 
3AG, ENGLAND) 



| MR. T EXPERIENCE - "And I Will Be With You" EP 

Every once in a while, us music reviewers here at MRR 

[have to take on the additional role of public servant. Today, I 

[bring you the news that the new MTX record is the worse 7" 

[that Lookout has ever put out The A side is one power pop 

number that has neither the power or the pop. Side two, gives 

us a cover of ELTON JOHN's "Don't Go Breaking My 

I Heart", complete with the MUFF's Kim Shattuck on guest 

| duet-ing vocals. The final song is a weak reminder of the great 

[band that MTX once was. Very bad, and the whole pop punk 

| scene should beware of this atrocity. You have been warned! 

(JF) 

| (Lookout!) 




THE MISANTHROPISTS/ 
CHRISTIAN PROHIBITIAN - 
split EP 

I saw the MISANTHRO- 
PISTS play a few months ago and 
they just seemed like four young 
kids playing the flavor of the year 
grind/hardcore thing, but their 
songs on here are totally full of 
intensity and completely highlight 
their playing agility and abilities. 
This was also my first encounter 
with CHRISTIAN PROHIBI- 
TION. They're fairly skilled and know how to lay down the I 
intensity and power as well. Both bands are really young and 
so I'm completely amazed by the over-the-top shit coming out 
of this particular young Bay Area scene, therefore they get | 
nothing short of respect from me. (PB) 
(Cesspool Records, 985 Bidwell Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086) 




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MUSTANGS - "Here Come The 
'Stangs" EP 

Three poppy ass tunes from 
this South Carolina 4-piece that 
are pretty mediocre. It took me a 
little bit to warm up to these guys 
cuz the guitars and bass are mixed 
way down on the B-side, and I 
hate that! But the third time's a 
charm. I like 'em. They remind 
me of a slower version of the 
ACRYLICS or NUMBER ONE 
(which were great bands live but their records sucked). So I'm I 
hopin' this'U be the same thing. Buy it play it a few times, get | 
used to it, and it'll soon be in your top 20. (AT) 
($4 ppd: Slade Baird, 3205 Baird Road, Clover, SC 29710) 



MY 3 SCUM - "Zombies Gonna 
Eat Your Brain/Werewolf By 
Night" 

Lightweight funny-horror- 
pop punk. One song and one in- 
strumental here. The one song 
smacks of the MISFITS by way of 
some bad DICKIES, and that's as 
far as the joke goes. Actually, I 
think the instrumental on the flip's 
pretty cool: astraightahead "rock" 
tune with surf/Munsters leanings. 
(JY) 
(Eerie Records, 2408 Peach St., Erie, PA 16502) 



MASSKONTROL - "Will You Ever Learn?" CD 

If you haven't heard MASSKONTROL before, their | 
style falls into that gray area sometimes referred to as the I 
"DOOM-HIATUS-and countless others" category. I used to 
really like this style especially when it was first done) but 10 
years of the same formula (both musically and lyrically), can 
leave a bitter taste in your mouth. This is a full length, not a I 
collection of old singles, so look for it if you dig that style of | 
crusty/punk. (MW) 
(Nikt Nic Niewie, PO Box 53, 34-400 Nowy Targ, POLAND) I 




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INECKBONES - "Hit Me/Bad Boy" 

Competent rootsy punk rock with the requisite "nekkid 
I chicks" and playing cards imagery. Actually, the guitar has 
I that POISON 13 sound, but I digress. It's that 12-bar boogie 
I thing transposed to punk rock, shades of CHUCK BERRY, 
IHEARTBREAKERS (or, in the case of the B-side, 
[LARRY WILLIAMS). Excited punk? Well... (JY) 
I (Sympathy) 



NINE POUND HAMMER - 
"Dead Flowers" EP 

God,It'sbands like this that 
make me afraid of being a fag- 
got — what you got here are four 
songs straight out of the back- 
woods bar rock scene very 

greasy.... with like great big hairy 
balls and even hairy backs!!!!!! 
Complete truck driver rock with 
ROLLING STONES and LIT- 
TLE RICHARD covers thrown 

I in for that old 8- track cartridge feel while passing through 

I West Virginia limited to only 300 no butt-fuckin' per- 

Imitted!!!!!! (SW) 

l(Peek-a-Boo! 2502 San Antonio #1, Austin, TX 78705) 



NINJA ATTAK/THE CRASH - split EP 

What we have here is two very scrappy bands doing 
|rough-a round- the-edges style pop punk. Both play fast and 
[sloppy, and sing off key more times than not, but in a way, that 
lis their charm. The cheese factor that seems to be a prerequi- 
I site for pop punk these days is nowhere to be found. It's simply 
I honest, aggressive music, reflecting these folks' everyday 
I hopes, dreams, and frustrations. I'm completely taken in with 
I this EP's charm. There are 2 songs each band, the NA side 

being more chaotic and snotty, the CRASH side more gruff. 
I And don't let the horrible 5th grade style cover art scare you 
I away. This rocks. (BG) 

(Suburban Legend Records, 7 Woodbrook Cir, Wilmington, 

DE 19810) 



NINOS CON BOMB AS - "De Tiempo En El Momenta De La 
I Explosion" CD 

This is totally crazy. A mixture of high energy melodic 
I hardcore and pop punk with blasts of neo-math rock weird- 
Iness. Lots of punkness, but the weird parts at times sound a lot 
like STEELY DAN (which I actually like a lot). Very interest- 
ing. (LH) 
(Grita!, PO Box 1216, New York, NY 10156) 



INOBODY'S - "The Smell Of Victory" LP 

At first, I was going to give this record an OK review 
I because there's nothing that bad about it, but I changed my 
I mind because there's nothing that good about it either. Sounds 
llike any old typical pop-punk band: fast, catchy, melodic, and 

up-beat. Musically, the NOBODY'S are alright, but their 
I lyrics totally suck. They're completely pointless, juvenile, and 
I stupid. Most songs talk about tits and ass, but aren't even 

intelligent enough to be offensive. The only good thing about 

this record is that it's on beautiful pink vinyl, and I do give 
I them credit for one observation — "Riot Grrrls aren't very 
[nice", when they review the NOBODY'S, that is! (HD) 

(Hopeless Records, PO Box 7495, Van Nuys, CA 91409) 



NORTHERN DRINKING CULT - "Drink Up The Cider 
George" EP 

This is a rock solid, melodic street punk with good vocals. 
ff you like Strummer's or McGowan's voice, this should 
appeal to you. With NORTHERN DRINKING CULT you 
have journeyman Australian pub/oi as the order of the day. 
There's a talented guitar player present here. The lyrics deal 
with one of the most important themes in a young man's 
life: drinking. Listen to this! (BR) 

(Working Class Records c/o Christian David, 15 Rue C. 
DeGaulle, 49500 Segre, FRANCE) 



OBLITERATED/ HAYWTOE 
- split EP 

HAYWIRE are a U.K. 
hardcore, political punk band. 
Their songs cover squattingand 
political factionalism. THE 
OBLITERATED are from 
Portland, OR. and play fast 
hardcore punk. The female vo- 
cals really stand out along with 
the songs about alcoholism, con- 
ditioning by the system and pro 
life idiots. (MM) 
(Consensus Reality, 1951 W. Burnside 1654, Portland, OR I 
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ONE COMMON VOICE - 
"Freedom Not Fascism" EP 

Lafayette, Louisiana is in 
the heart of Cajun country, and 
while ONE COMMON VOICE 
has neither French vocals nor 
accordion accompaniment, they 
still belt out some solid songs. 
Primarily, things are straight up 
punk with a solid, driving drum- 
mer who keeps everything mov- 
ing. At times the music gets tune- 
ful with choruses perfect for shouting along with. Songs about I 
hate for the cops, disdain for shit talk, and punk/skin solidar- 
ity. They make it clear that they oppose racism, sexism, and 
homophobia; not always such an easy stance to have in the | 
Louisiana punk scene. (TH) 
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ONE TON SHOTGUN - "Songs 
For Sucks" EP 

Amazing early eighties 
sounding aggressive LA styled 
punk not unlike 

the ADOLESCENTS. As scary as 
it may seems, the guitar tuneage 
on a couple of the songs reminded 
me of metal gods IRON MAID- 
EN, in a good way. This singer 
had excellent introspective lyrics 
sung with that snotty affectation 
punks are known for. I could see 
this band getting real big. (CW) 
(Sike, Box 10504, Holyoke, MA 01040-2104) 



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lOJOROJO - "Can You Keep Your Sanity" LP 

Another in the recent wave of 'apocalyptic' hardcore 
I bands - those combining elements of the despair and nihilism 
I of doom with the energy and buffeting impact of hardcore. 
iThey do well here, utilizing dual vocalists throughout, and 
■with a decent feel on things like introspective intros and 

whatnot. (TM) 

(East Bay Menace, PO Box 3313, Oakland, CA 94609) 



| OUT OF TOUCH - "Advice" EP 

OUT OF TOUCH mixes up a developed mosh-core some- 
I what similar to SNAPCASE (though not as developed) and a 

basicstraightthroughhardcore like CORRUPTED MORALS. 
I The guitars use a lot of tweaked out note playing that I believe 
lis referred to as 'harmonics'. The highpoints of the record 
I come when everything is played fast, start to finish. When the 
I slow breakdowns come, I just want to hit the snooze button. 

(TH) 

(Room 13 Records, 3505 Kipling, Berkley, MI 48072) 



I PANSY DIVISION - "More Lovin' From Our Oven" CD 

This is a release of songs from four of their best old seven 
I inches. Fun, goofy, and queercore, this rocks! Includes a demo 
I version of "Fem in a Black Leather Jacket", and the wonder 
I hit "Manada". A good buy for those who don't own the seven 
inches. (HD) 
I (Lookout Records) 



IPANTYBOY - "White Middleclass Suburban Punx" EP 

Damn! Another aces seven inch thrown my way. This is 
I low budget, low-fi punk that's ballsy and fucked up enough to 
I avoid being labeled garage rock. Actually, this has a lot in 
I common with GANG GREEN's slower i.e. better songs on 
I "Another Wasted Night". Only 300 copies exist so get off your 
lass and look for this one. (RM) 

(Lada Records, PO Box 2038, 2470 AA Zwammerdam, HOL- 
LAND) 



| PARASITES - "It's Alive" LP 

One of the easier reviews I've had to write. The PARA- 
I SITES play the RAMONES LP in front of a crowd at Gilman 
■St. If you have the original there isn't much reason to bother, 
| but it's your money. Comes in a very swanky felt silkscreened 
I sleeve. I think any further comment would be useless. (JH) 
(Clearview Records, 2157 Pueblo Dr., Garland, TX 75040) 



PINK KROSS - "Scumbag" EP 
Three great blasts of yell- 
ing girl garage punk from the 
UK. Totally energetic and fast, 
which is the best kind of garage 
punk. Sort of like the RED 
AUNTS at the wrong speed. I 
think this is Stephen from BIS' 
label as well. So get it.. (LH) 
(Teen C Recordingz, PO Box 
15107, Glasgow, Gl 1US, UK) 




PINCUSHION - "Maggot" CD 

Pretty straightforward pop punk. It's mostly fast with I 
bursts of hardcore. It's played tight and recorded the same. 
With 20 songs, it gets a little bland at times. But it's cool for the | 
most part. (LH) 
(Gun In Mouth Records, no address) 



PISSPOOR/UNGRATEFUL - spilt LP 

All the kids in Dallas say that there's nothing to do except I 
go to Austin. After listening to PISSPOOR it makes it clear 
that the grind scene is so powerful and driving in Austin that 
it's worth the trip. The deep female screams have a fulfilling 
jack hammer impact. PISSPOOR is joined by Southern broth- 
ers, UNGRATEFUL, on the HC side. Lexington's UNGRATE- 
FUL is "nothing new" HC, but good at tearing it up and| 
ripping it down. (TJ) 
(Sound Pollution, PO Box 17742, Covington, KY 41017) 



POLITICAL ASYLUM - "Rock, You Sucker" CD 

Yeah, I remember these guys. I think we even did an | 
interview with them in my first zine. Well, this is a retrospec- 
tive covering the years '89 to '91. There's 21 songs in all, and I 
they vary from the slow gloom rock of the early stuff to the 
tight, melodic post punk of the later years. All are played with 
passion (although I could do with a few less guitar solos), and I 
the lyrics are intelligent and thoughtful. Overall, this stuff I 
stands the test of time very well. A good scrapbook in CD form f 
of a Scottish band that carved their own niche in punk. (BG) | 
(Broken Rekids, PO Box 460402, San Francisco, CA 94146) 



PRETENTIOUS ASSHOLES/DANGERMOUSE - split EP 

Holy shit cakes! When the fuck will the Chicago areal 
stop creating so many fucking good hardcore bands. Follow- 
ing in the footsteps of CHARLES BRONSON and MK UL- 
TRA (but not copying in the least), these two thrash mongers I 
leave their own markings in hardcore history. Any locals who 
are so lucky to see all those great bands open for touring acts | 
should be honored. A must get. (MW) 
(Thug Life, 429 Circle Ave., Forest Park, IL 60130) 



PUD - "The One On The Wall Is A Trout I'm The Shark!" LP I 
Punk rock with heavy accents on the rock element The 
comparison that keeps coming to mind is the band that did the 
music as the band in "Eddie & The Cruisers", the one that did 
"On The Dark Side". I've never been a big fan of BRUCE 
SPRINGSTEEN, although this past July 4th I did comman- 
deer a stereo at a party and played the entire "Born In The 
USA" LP, much to everyone's displeasure. Now karma has | 
blessed me with this. Thanks sweetie. (PB) 
(Recess Records, PO Box 1112, Torrance, CA 90505) 



THE RESTARTS - "...Just Gets 
Worse" EP 

Wicked Brit punk. Reminds 
me of the CONTEMPT and 
MUTT stuff I reviewed recently. 
Raw and dirty with angry, rant- 
ing vocals. "Mind Your Own 
Business" is the top track. (TB) 
(Blind Destruction Records, PO 
Box 29, 82 Colston St., Bristol 
BS1 5BB, UK) 



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RANDOM CONFLICT/ANTI- 
CRISIS - split EP 

RANDOM CONFLICT 
play raw but melodic hardcore 
punk, and are okay, but they are 
blown away on this occasion by 
q ANTI-CRISIS, who rock out in a 
POISON IDEA fashion, with one 
of the best vocalists since H.R. 
They only have two songs on here, 
and one of them is just okay, but 
on the strength of their first song 

I On here I'd say they are one of the coolest sounding bands 

I around. (AM) 

(Pun Crock, PO Box 214, Birmingham, AL 35061-0214) 



REGISTRATORS - "T.V. Hell/ 
Vacation" 

Fast and melodic punk 
from Japan, played just out of 
control enough to sound great. I 
know that's about as lame-ass as 
a description can be, but this is 
one of those bands you just have 
to hear to understand. They also 
put on a great live show. (CH) 
(Rip Off Records) 



ROBOTS - "Rip Off/Don't You 
Give Me Any Order" 

Some strange shit has been 
finding its way to my doorstep 
■ this month, and here's exhibit 'a' 
J M 1 - "Rip Off' sounds like the old 

"American Bandstand" theme 
with fuzz guitar and some weird 
Belgian guy singing over the top 
of it. "Don't You Give Me any 
Order" exhumes the riff from 
Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn" 
theme with the same fucked-up delivery. If I could see what 
this band actually looked like it might all fall into place. (JH) 




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SAVAGE MALIGNANT 
"Lucky 7" EP 

Two young looking English 
kids, twins I assume.... one on 
guitar and vocals, one on drums 

and vocals five songs.... some 

punky, some '60's style instru- 
mental^... . all in all it amounts to 
one big pile of dog shit.... enough 
said!!!!!!!! (SW) 

(Wrench, BCM Box 4049, Lon- 
don WC1N 3XX, UK) 



|SHALLOW, NORTH DAKOTA - "This Apparatus..." CD 

Thickly distorted repetitive rhythms with hoarsely 
I screamed vocals. Is this Canada's answer to the UNSANE? 
I This definitely isn't my thing, but it could be yours. (RC) 

(Sonic Unyon Records, PO Box 57347, Jackson Stn, Hamilton, 

ON, L8P 4X2, CANADA) 




SCAPEGOATS - "81-85" EP 

Definitely an odd release - five tracks by a German band I 
that apparently existed from '81 to '85, now being co-released 
by a German and Japanese label. Typical generic European 
hardcore from the era - faster paced, lots of lead guitar and 
throaty vocals. Decent enough stuff, and maybe worth releas- 1 
ing back then, but why now? (KK) 
(Old School Records, Dorfstr. 158, 24147 Klausdorf, GER- 1 
MANY) 



SCARED OF CHAKA/TRAITORS - split EP 

Two songs from each band in this sorta odd pairing. 
More-so than on other occasions, SCARED OF CHAKA sound I 
quite a bit like GAUNT. Maybe it's the vocals. Maybe it's the 
recording style. Maybe it's the SUPERCHARGER cover. It's 
great either way. TRAITORS are more straight up punk with 
loads of melody and bigger production. I think this is Marc 
from NO EMPATHY'S other band. (LH) 
(Johann's Face Records, PO Box 479-164, Chicago, IL 60647) I 



SCROTUM GRINDER - "Geld" EP 

Had to laugh with that band name- sounds like some- 
thing Walter Glaser would make up as a joke. Hope it doesn't I 
prevent people from checking them out though - it's top notch 
Florida hardcore with that awesome production that state is 
known for. The lyrics are political in the nebulous way I don't 
always understand - it's not love songs, but I didn't get any 
real mental shots. Wish them the best - the band's certainly a | 
rocket (TM) 
(Burrito Records, PO Box 3209, Brandon, FL 33509-3204) 



SENSA YUMA - "Everyday's Your Last Day" CD 

The sticker on the cover says they got a couple of blokes I 
from GBH. The ad says they got the singer from ENGLISH 
DOGS/CONTEMPT. Sounds like all that, and some CHAOS | 
UK. A good Brit punk release with a raw, spacious, live sound. 
No lyric sheet (TB) 

(Retch Records, 49 Rose Crescent, Woodvale, Southport] 
Merseyside PR8 3RZ, UK) 



SENSELESS APOCALYPSE/GORE BEYOND NECROPSY | 
- split EP 

Whoa. This is nutty as all hell! The SENSELESS APOC- 
ALYPSE side is just insanity. Fast crazy speed, with some] 
video game samples mixed in there for good measure. This is I 
original to say the least and I think i better turn this over 
before my brain explodes, okay, the GORE BEYOND 
NECROPSY side is just as brutal and weird. A bit heavier and 
more grind oriented, it still sounds pretty damn original and 
experimental as well. Not a bad split from our Japanese | 
friends. Try this out (LU) 

(Blurred Records, c/o Manabu Isobe, 482-1 Naka, Kambara, | 
Ihara, Shizuoka 421-32, JAPAN) 



SHOCKING BEYOND BELffiF - "Misery" EP 

Deep heavy music with gut wrenching screaming vocals. 
We're talking mean crusty hardcore. These Germans can I 
sure serve up the intensity. Not recommended for the weak | 
hearted. (HD) 
(Achim Stabb, Esslinger Str 25, 89537 Giengen, GERMANY) I 



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ISHARPEVILLE - 10" 

Damn, this is intense. Very heavy and pissed. Mostly 

I thrashy songs with a couple guys screaming themselves blue in 

the face over it. It really doesn't let up. Pretty brutal music 

with very well thought out lyrics, covering many important 

I issues. Oh yeah, and they are from Finland. My only complaint 

lis the low sound level. Music for a very black mood. (BG) 

|(Merwi Records c/o Jonte Ekman, PO Box 53, 15141 Lahti, 

FINLAND) 



SMOOTH AND GREEDY - "Not Just For Sluts And Circus | 
Freaks..." EP 

A weird little five song offering. Some of it is straight up I 
rock with a little harmonica. The best moments sound like 
early GUN CLUB with Peter Murphy of BAUHAUS on vo- 1 
cals. It's kinda cool. But not really my thing. (LH) 
(Feed Back Boogie Records, Nydalavagen 2C, S-352 48 Vaxjo, I 
SWEDEN) 



(THE SHORT FUSES - "Ride Me/No Way" 

Minneapolis' rowdy rockers do it one more time for me. 
I There's something I really like about this band. It's plain to 
[hear they've got energy and talent, but their songs are so cool. 
I They're different than the average garage band. I'm sure I 

compared them to STINKERBELL before, but they also 
I remind me of the FONDLED. Female vocals, loads of power 

and rock n' roll! (RY) 

(007 Records, 534 E. 14th St. #15, New York, NY 10009) 



I SISTERS GRIMM - "Dance" EP 

Fast music with rockin' guitars and deep female vocals. 
I The title song is absolutely awesome, and even though this is 
I only a three song release it's definately a solid one. (HD) 

(Thunderbaby Records, Hasselsster. 120, 40599 Dusseldorf, 

GERMANY) 



SLICK AND THE DEVIL GIRLS - "One Touch/Hell-O- 
I Sinner" 

Purporting to "...most certainly define a new 
I movemen t...in the development of underground rock 'n' roll," 
I this little disc attempts to "blur the distinction between rock- 
labilly and sleaze-rock." It is rather blurry musically, falling 
I short of rockabilly by a few feet and missing sleaze-rock 
I (which isn't a style of music so much as a Crypt Records 
I marketing scheme) by a couple of miles. The band isn't bad, 
I really, they just take their particular brand of rather bland 
Ipsychobilly a little bit too seriously. (CH) 

(Sinner Records, PO Box 5466, Atlanta, GA 30307) 



SLOPPY SECONDS/VINDIC- 
?|TIVES- split EP 

SLOPPY SECONDS have 
been cranking out catchy punk 
tunes for 10 years now. Long 
enough to rate them as one of 
America's all time great punk 
bands, maybe ranking behind The 
PAGANS, but ahead of The RA- 
MONES. "Why Don't Lesbians 
Love Me?" is yet another great 
tune with amusing lyrics. VIN- 
DIC1TVES is bass driven punk 
I that sounds like some of the less melodic late 70 's punk. (MC) 
|(V.M.L., PO Box 183, Franklin Park, IL 60131) 




SNUFF - "Potatos And Melon Wholsale Prices Straight From 
The Lockup" CD 

I believe this is a rerelease of something that came out a I 
couple years ago. Kinda like SNUFF interprets their favorite 
songs. It's a covers LP, with a few originals that fit the mood 
thrown in. All songs get the SNUFF patented amped up 
treatment. There is the obligatory Motown number, a couple 
reggae type songs, one by BOOKER T & THE MGs, some 
standards, and WAT TYLER's "It Must Be Boring Being In 
SNUFF' (an awesome choice for a cover, for obvious reasons). 
Had me bouncing around my living room with my son. (BG) 
(Fat Wreck Chords, PO Box 460144, San Francisco, CA 
94146) 



SONNY VINCENT AND HIS RAT RACE CHOIR - "Purel 
Filth" CD 

Very '70s, very New York, very punk. All star line up I 
with Scott Asheton, Captain Sensible & Cheetah Chrome. 
STOOGES, DIM STARS, Allah, JIMI HENDRIX, recorded | 
in Nashville. Go Sonny go! (TB) 
(Overdose Records, 1 Rue Du College, CH 2502 Bienne, I 
SWITZERLAND) 



SORELLA MALDESTRA - LP 

These were the Italian SEX PISTOLS,nodoubtaboutit. I 
Originally recorded in 1979 and never released, this is pure 
anarchy, great keyboards a la SCREAMERS and punk as 
fuck lyrics. Roberto at F.O.G has done a service releasing this ; 
now he should fmd any demos by KANDEGGINA GANG, 
KAOS ROCK, LUTI CHROMA and early SKIANTOS, and 
put out a "Killed By Death" of all early Italian punk rock. (EC) 
(Flowers Of Grain, PO Box 22, Castelfiorentino 50051, ITA- 
LY) 



THE SQUARES - "Tribute To The Medway Scene" LP 

France's premiere garage group have put together a I 
smashing ode to their favorite music, and it's one of the year's 
best records. It's their opinion that the banks of the river 
Medway have spawned some of the best music of the last 
twenty years, and I agree with them wholeheartedly. Playing 
songs by such luminaries as THEE MILKSHAKES, THE 
POP RIVETS, THE DELMONAS, THEE HEADCOATS, 
and THEE MIGHTY CAESARS, our men in France tear-ass 
through 13 songs with more feeling and soul then I've heard 
in a long time. And I think they may have a first: not a single 
stinker on an entire LP! Absolutely recommended. (CH) 
(Dig Records, 3 Rue De L'Horloge, 35000 Rennes, FRANCE) I 



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ISTAGMUMMER - "Rim" CD 

This is just plain out bad. I wouldn't even say that this is 
[hardcore or punk for that matter. It is a mix of really lame 
I lyrics, and some rock/pop thing going on with twangy guitars. 
I This should have been put in the free bin as far as I am 
I concerned. Yuck. (LU) 
(30-45 Carlton St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1N7, CANADA) 



THE STAINS - "In Decline/Inde- 
pendence" 

Old school, catchy, straight- 
fiiC SffM^^ B forwai "d> no-frills punk rock, rem- 
\\\C- **jy jfr^ ini-rmt in many ways of the 
SEX PISTOLS and some of the 
later stuff from THE LURKERS. 
Excellent production, great grind- 
ing guitars, pounding drums, and 
vocals that sound more like 
Johnny Rotten than anything 
since "Never Mind the Bul- 
llocks...". Absolutely tasty - highest recommendation. (KK) 
(1234 Records, PO Box 199, Deal, Kent CT14 7GN, UK) 



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STARLIGHT DESPERATION - "Our Product/Rhymes With 
I Bitch" 

There's a mid '80s post punk inspired vocal and sound on 
I this 7". If you crossed early PUBLIC IMAGE with TUXEDO 
I MOON and they rocked out with a generous amount of 
I feedback you 'd come close to what this sounds like. The bored, 
I alternating spoken/screamed vocals are the icing on the cake. 
1 Records like this make my day. (MM) 

($4 ppd: M. Kennan, 2601 Adeline St #203, Oakland, CA 

94607) 



ISTIKKY - "Spamthology Volume 1" CD 

These late '80s geek core heroes put together a collection 
I of STIKKY's LP, two 7"ers, comp tracks (not including their 
I two on "Turn It Around") and rejects from those recording 
I sessions. 48 crazy geek-core songs in all! An 8 page booklet full 
I of lyrics, nostalgia and disinformation tops off the package 

from these south bay goofs who claim STIKKY hasn't "bro- 
Iken up", just simply stopped playing. Essential. (HM) 

(Sound Pollution Records, POBox 17742, Covington, KY 

41017) 



STILETTO BOYS - "8-Track 
Stereo" EP 

If someone told me that this 
was recorded 20 years ago, I 
wouldn' t be surprised. Fou r songs 
in all of exciting and raw punk 
rock with loads of melody. Equal 
parts HEARTBREAKERS/ 
DEAD BOYS snarl with SWEET/ 
early STATUS QUO rock-isms. 
Each song kicks equally. (LH) 
($3.00 ppd: Ron Zodiac, 329 B N. 
17th, Camp Hill, PA 17011) 




STINKAHOLIC - "Melee" CD 

STINKAHOLIC serves up a nice 12 song CD (I think the I 
last song is supposed to be a secret, but I couldn't contain 
myself) that is quite reminiscent of OPERATION IVY at 
times, but also like the DROPKICK MURPH YS. Also, as I go 
on, I catch a bit of (dare I say) TURKEY MALLET, and a little 
early FACE TO FACE kinda stuff. I know it sounds really 
weird, but it's really cool. Could use some better cover art | 
though. I think you should check it out right away! (AT) 
(Two-O-Six Records, 8314 Greenwood Ave. No #102, Seattle, I 
WA 98103) 



STOOL PIGEONS - "I'm The One/The Way You Look To- 
night" 

Girl vox on the A side. If you like girl garage punk, you'll I 
love this. The B side is another GERRY & THE PACEMAK- 
ERS cover done as a SANTO & JOHNNY instrumental. Cool! f 
.(MC) 
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STRIPED BASSTARDS - "Les- 
sons Learned" EP 

STRIPED BASSTARDS 
have that fast paced, snotty vocal 
thing that makes me smile. While 
no new ground is broken here, 
STRIPED BASSTARDS have 
given us an enjoyable EP none- 
theless. The only downfall is a 
pretty weak cover of the 
FREEZE's "Sacrifice Not A Sui- 
cide". (JF) 

(Traffic Violation Records, PO Box 772, E Setauket, NY I 
11733) 



SUMMON THE STRAIN - 
"Carnival Of Systematic..." EP 
Mediocre Midwestern 
punk rock that approaches the 
line in being just another bad 
record. When they keep the 
speed up, things flow, but the 
tempo breaks just don't work. 
Their lyrics seem well thought 
out, and have a strong political 
slant You're almost there but 
not quite. (RC) 

(Sociopath Recordings 3149 Lyndale Ave. So, Minneapolis, I 
MN 55408) 



SUPERFLY T.N.T.'S - "No Talent? No Hits!" LP 

Yeah, you guys also lack something else that the NO- 1 
TALENTS bring to the party, well half of 'em at least. Ring- 
tees! This is an album of well-meaning SUPERCHARGER I 
worship outta the UK that fails to produce a song worthy of I 
their idols but fails pretty interestingly anyway. Raw shit that f 
is probably the only thing going in Newcastle on a quiet 
Wednesday evening. I don't know if every copy is this way, but 
all fourteen songs were pressed onto each side. Dumb. Hey I 
guys, if you ever want a tour of South City, drop me a line c/| 
o this mag. It's truly inspiring. (RW) 
(Real Records, 13 Bell Hill, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32I 
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SWINDLERS - 
Teenagers" EP 

Painfully young French 
stupes playing a great punk rack- 
et with knowing spiky guitar 
sounds that belie their years. 
Heavier, slower sound than on 
their first 7", I think they're gon- 
na get even better, assuming they 
never hear any 80's metal or tech- 
no. Ignorance is bliss. (RW) 
(Wild Wild Records,BP 55,92123 
iMontrouge Cedex, FRANCE) 



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ITHUGGS-CD 

Difficult review to write, as I liked the name, liked the 

I graphics, and ended up pretty ambivalent about the music. 

I It's mid-paced punk, a slightly rough edge that probably 

I works to their advantage, but it's just nothing that exception- 
al. There's just too much happening for lackluster bands to 

I gather much attention - imagine this is destined for the heaps. 
(TM) 
(V.M.L., PO Box 183, Franklin Park, IL 60131) 



| TOAST - "Crashlanding In Hell" LP 

Snotty punk rock that teeters on the hardcore side a 
I great deal of the time. Sung (or much more appropriately: 
I screamed) in Japanese, the lyrics are real raw and aggressive. 
I Grinding guitars with the occasional breakdown mosh parts. 
I Neat Pushead-like artwork on the cover and insert. For hard- 
Icore fans, this is worth checking out. (CW) 
I (Tag Rag, Omega Sound, 3-6-10, Nakatsu, Kita-ku, Osaka 
531, JAPAN) 



| TOAST - "The Collection" CD 

These English dudes (obviously not the above-mentioned 
I band) rip off SCREECHING WEASEL pretty good with four 
1 7" slabs on one disc. Sometimes they sound snotty and sincere, 
I but mostly tame and predictable. (TB) 
I (Damaged Goods, PO Box 671, London E17 6NF, ENGLAND) 



I TOP GEAR - "The Pleasure" EP 

Netherlands-ish bunch with a group picture that could 
I color them as either metal, psych, or pop depending on which 
I group member you focused in on. However, playing of the 
I record uncovered them as very cool rocknroll with that right 
combo of the STOOGES, the STONES and old school punk. If 
I that sounds almost too good to be true, well it just might be. 
I Either by accident or design, these guys have apparently 
I pulled off something that 90% of the bands that have passed 
[through here have failed to do: a good, unselfconscious, toe- 
I tapping rocknroll record (italics mine). Totally done without 
I irony, retro- worship or any shit like that, these guys just went 

I ahead and fuckin ' put out a record with good tunes. What can 

II say: I'm flabbergasted by the whole concept! (JY) 
(Lada Records, PO Box 360, 2600 Ajdelft, HOLLAND) 



TOY DOLLS - "One More Megabyte" LP 

Concise funnypunk in the inimitable TOY DOLLS style, 
with Olga cranking out guitar virtuosity right and left As to 
the tunes, well, uh... "Me and John Williams" is a brilliant 
instrumental that must drive 'em crazy live; "She'll Be Back 
with Keith Someday" is up their first LP's greatness, and "In 
Tommy's Head" is a spunky, catchy bit of fun. The remaining 
grooves are loud and enthusiastic albeit not too memorable 
(powerchords don't become this band too well), but true-blue 
fans will find lots of fun here. (SS) 

(Receiver Records, Twyman House, 21-39 Camden Rd., Lon- 
don NW1 9LF, UK) 



TRAVIS CUT - "Complicated" EP 

I thought the first couple of 7"s from TRAVIS CUT 
where damn good. Since then it's been all down hill with each 
single seeming to get progressively worse. They still have that 
UK pop punk sound, it's just TRAVIS CUT's songs sort of 
blow. Oh well, I'll still listen to their early stuff. (JF) 
(Honey Bear, PO Box 460346, San Francisco, CA 94146) 



TRIAL - "Through The Darkest Days" CD 

Lots of fingers in the air, block fonts - it's not like I 
couldn't guess where this one would go. As expected, it's 
straightedge hardcore as you've come to expect it - several 
flourishes that help propel it along (great lyrics, with plenty of 
political themes and the varied tempos being the most obvi- 
ous) and keep it from total predictability. (TM) 
(Crimethlnc, 2695 Rangewood Dr., Atlanta, GA 30345) 



THE U.S. BOMBS - "Beer City 
Basement" EP 

Well, basically, aside from 
THE STITCHES, this is the best 
band around. One of the cuts on 
this is a different version of the 
song "Bubble Gum", with the oth- 
er two being an unreleased orig- 
inal and a cover. One of my 
friends said the production was 
too thin but he doesn't know shit 
about good music and this rocks 
just the same. The cover photo is pretty cool too. If I'm not 
mistaken it was taken at The Nightbreak here in S.F. a couple 
of years ago right before Mr. Peter's got punched out that 
night. To quote George Tabb, "punk rock"! (RM) 
(Beer City Records, PO Box 26035, Milwaukee, WI 53226) 



UARTPUNK - "Demo '81 + Live '82" LP 

Whoa, another blast from the past for me, I heard of this I 
group, but never actually saw them live. Stiv T.V.O.R. found 
this tape. Very political hardcore punk, like CONTRAZI- 
ONE, WRETCHED and other great, early Italian punk bands. | 
(EC) 

(Havin' A Spazz c/o L. Cattaruzza, Via Di Cefalonia 47, S. 
Donate Milanese 22097, ITALY) 



UNDERHAND - "Connections" EP 

Melodic college radio friendly "punk". The tide track is | 
OK, but all 4 songs suffer from retarded lyrics. (MC) 
($3 ppd: Mutant Pop, 5010 NW Shasta, Corvallis, OR 97330) I 




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UNARMED/ HOW LONG? - 
spilt EP 

HOW LONG? shows that 
civil strife can mold catchy, mean- 
ingful HC. There are some comi- 
cal bits here, "Smash Divisions" 
there's an amusing high pitched 
vocalists and "War System", a 
SHITLICKERS cover,starts with 
a Sesame Street-ish jingle (they 
call it a dance version.) UN- 
ARMED, from SWEDEN, gruff- 
I er in vocals, yet just as HC. Powerhouse from kids with plight 

(TJ) 

(Insane Society, c/o Barvak, PO Box 6, 50101 Hradec Kralove, 

CZECH REPUBLIC) 



| THE UNDERSHIRTS - "Digitality" CD 

What can I say? They're German. They're punk. They 
I sound like a Fat Wreck Chords band. That should be enough 
I but I guess I should compare'm to someone. But who? Hmm? 

Maybe... NOFX? Yeah, that's the ticket, NOFX! Or any other 
I Fat band for that matter (hell they aU sound the same anyway 
I right?). Same old, same old. Yadda yadda yadda, blah blah 

blah. (AT) 

(Mad Butcher Records, Pater-Klepping Str. 18, D-33154 Salz- 

kotten, GERMANY) 



lUNHINGED - "Win Our Freedom In Fire" LP 

Cream of the crop, punked out hardcore tunes all the 
I way from Belgium. Imagine if NAUSEA really sped up their 
I crust punk assault, or if MOHINDER slowed down their 
I spastic hardcore approach. The lyrics are in French and 
I English and are on a personal political level. This better be 
I getting good US distro 'cause I want my own damn copy. (TH) 
(Nabate, BP 92, 4000 Liege 1, BELGIUM) 



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UNHOLY GRAVE/ WARSORE 
- split EP 

Australia's WARSORE 
bored me with their version of 
blurring grind. No power, no 
catch, just plain noise. I had high- 
er hopes for the UNHOLY 
GRAVE side due to their past 
releases. Unfortunately, there was 
so much echo and screech in the 
recording I couldn't stand listen- 
ing to it Another noisy grindcore 
I record bites the dust. (RC) 

I (Mink Records, c/o Mariko Ohkawa, 17-59 Shimoimaike 
Morioka, Higashiura-cho Chita-gun, Aichi 470-21, JAPAN) 



| THE UNSEEN - "Lower Class Crucifixion" LP 

I could of swore I reviewed this CD about two issues ago. 
I Oh well, can't get enough of that veritable rock-n-roll machine 
I known as THE UNSEEN. Like the last time I reviewed this I 
I think the music is a cool mix of pogo - anarcho and street punk 
I with some of the lyrics being kin da cheesy. Again, better than 
most (RM) 
(V.M.L., PO Box 183, Franklin Park, IL 60131) 



UNDER THE INFLUENCE - "Kip's Last Stand" EP 

These guys tred ground already well worn done by the 
likes of EVERREADY and countless others. Take the best 
elements of early FIFTEEN, SCREECHING WEASEL and 
NOFX and this is the final product Fast pop-punk, pure and 
simple. Completely DI Y and executed well. It's almost 1992 in 
1997. Mine is on blue vinyl. Cool. (PB) 
(2615 Barbara Lane, Houston, TX 77005) 



THE USELESS FUCKS -"Un- 




cle Sid Wants You" EP 




This record rules. It's real 


punk rock, eight songs on one 


seven inch, the way it ought to 


be. Now this is the kind of band 


I want sleeping on my floor- 


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Low-fi and rad as fuck. The 


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UNCLE ^MC 


Sounds a bit like ANTI-FLAG. 


It's pop, it's punk, but it's not 


WANTS YOU! 


pop-punk. (HD) 






(PO Box 417, Greenland, NH 03840) 



THE VENDETTAS - "Can't 
Stop/Gasoline" 

Best thing out of Georgia 
since THE B-52's. This is a loud, 
short, cool single I'd play over 
and over on my Wurlizter juke 
box if I had one. (EC) 
(216B Berean Ave SE, Atlanta, 
GA 30316) 



VISITOR 42 - "Gnaw On This" CD 

This CD was a nice surprise. Really well written indie | 
rock songs with interesting parts and good lyrics. "Some- 
times" has a driving beat while "State of Being" had some cool I 
guitar solos with vocals that brought to mind D. Boon. There 
is something worth hearing in all the songs on this disc which | 
isn't bad these days. (MM) 
(564 Mission St, Box #336, San Francisco, CA 94105) 



WARDANCE - "Orange" EP 

Solid hardcore punk from Richmond, Virginia. Present I 
on this record is an unique mixture of political punk, East 
Coast hard core, power rock and some more eclectic elements. 
The songs are quite interesting moving from straight forward 
punk through a multitude of intensities and layered guitar 
harmonies. Imagine a crusty, hardcore DRIVE LIKE JEHU. | 
Worth a good listen. (MK) 
(Tribal War Records, PO Box 20712, Tompkins Square Sta, I 
New York, NY 10009) 



THE WAY - "This Is The End" CD 

Totally proficient melodic punk and hardcore. In some I 
ways, this is best described as pop punk. But they're not really | 
like a Fat or Lookout band. Maybe it's the raw production.. 
Interesting lyrics that are both political in content and person- 1 
al in attack. (LH) 
(Edgar,Speckbachergrasse52/25,A-1160Vienna,AUSTRIA)| 



I THE WAILERS - "Do Not Release!" 10" 

All of you mooks certainly know by now who THE 
I WAILERS were (the Washington WAILERS, not the Jamai- 
Ican Waiters that is), so the question is "How does this stuff 
[compare to the released (and re-released) material?" Since it 
I comes off an acetate that was recorded before the classic "Out 
I Of Our Tree" LP, it's not surprising that it's not quite as wild 
[(production is a tad flat, too) as that landmark. But anyone 
I who's a fan of this band (one of the most notable of the hordes 
I of criminally unsung [in "official" rock histories] bands who 
[kept rock and roll going in the post-wild ELVIS pre-BEAT- 
ILES era) will certainly find this worth picking up and will be 
la better person for doing so. (DD) 
nOlympia 4 Dot Label) 



WIRETAPS - "Call Waiting" EP 
Usually you'd put the "hit" 
on the A side and the filler on the 
B side. In this case, the B side 
should have been the A side, the 
second song of the B side should 
have been the B side and the A 
side should have been accidental- 
ly erased during the final mix. 
OK garage punk rock on this 
MUDHONEY-owned record la- 
bel. (EC) 
| (Super-Electro, PO Box 20401 Seattle, WA 98102) 



I WLOCHATY - "Bank $wiatowy" EP 

It's all in Polish so I can't understand a damn thing but 
II bet it's pretty political cuz there's a bunch of pictures of 
■starving people, dead people, people in bomb blast suits, and 
la few choice political figures, all around a big nuclear explo- 
Ision. So, maybe. But don't quote me. As far as the music goes 
ll'd say that WLOCHATY is Poland's attempt at CHINA 
[WHITE. Pretty close if you ask me. Worth a listen or two. 
| Maybe more if you speak Polish. (AT) 

(Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records, PO Box 53, 34-400 Nowy Targ, 

POLAND) 





WORD SALAD - "Faction Of 
Dystopia" EP 

Very intense hardcore in a 
league with the likes of HIS 
HERO IS GONE, EL DOPA, 
BUZZOV-EN, and LOGICAL 
NONSENSE. Prank Records is 
defining an entire genre in just 
two years. Amazing. The full col- 
or poster lyric sleeve is great and 
the music is definitely deserving j 
of attention. The only weak link 
in this EP is the junior high school level of intelligence to the | 
lyrics for "Overfed Politician". Other than that, this is anoth- 
er quality product! (PB) 

(Prank Records c/o Vacuum, PO Box 460324, San Francisco, | 
CA 94146) 



THE WORKIN' STIFFS - 
"Whipping Boy/Better Than A 
Bitter Man" 

Amazing picture disc. The 
Anchor Steam logo brought a tear 
to my eye, and the music is leap- 
in' off the turntable. These Frisco 
boys really know how to get it 
done. The A side is an upbeat 
thrasher and the flip side really 
stands out with melody, style and 
power. Get It. Hey guys, Congrats 
on the new bass player. (TB) 
(TKO Records, 4104 24th St #103, San Francisco, CA 94114) I 



WORMBATH - "Writing On The Wall..." CD 

Head boppin', toe tappin', quick melodic music mixed I 
with slow breakdowns and raspy male vocals. Definitely good. 
Some songs sound a lot like FIFTEEN without the political 
lyrics. Fun and high energy, this is some great music to sing | 
along with as you clean your room. (HD) 
(Forty-two Records, PO Box 983, Levittown, PA 19058) 




I WLOCHATY - "Wojna Przeciwko Ziemi" LP 
Luckily for us uni-linguals, there's English translations. 

I I can tell you this: WLOCHATY is fast, Polish hardcore punk 
rock, bullet belts and all, and a saxophone. Intertwined with 

I the typical songs about anarchy and chaos are sincere and 
I heartbreaking songs about youth gangs, what its like to have 
I to face your brothers down on the warfront (i.e. the street) and 
I then having to face yourself in the mirror, and a pretty heavy 
I self-critique of punk rock. This is real. This is sincere. I can 
[understand this. (PB) 

(Nikt Nic Nie Wie Records, PO Box 53, 34-400 Nowy Targ, 

POLAND) 



I WOLFPACK - "Hellhound Warpig" EP 

Ow! This shit is so fuckin' heavy you need a tourniquet 
| to stop the hemorrhaging. The happy lyrics read: "Jesus 
[Christ, dread and fear and heads split open, gunhead battal- 
|ion". WOLFPACK has deep , shouted vocals and metal-laced 
[death guitar- "Bloodstained horror, doomsday beast, fangs 
| for weapons, on bodys he'll feast". Scary stuff! (BR) 
(Distortion Records, PO Box 129, 401 22 Gothenburg, SWE- 
DEN) 



X-RAYS - "Grown Up Drunk/Ghost Of Tom Price" 

Good, chunky Detroit-ian riff mongering that brings I 
back the glory days of UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS's 
1st LP. Thick, heavy and short bursts of bombast with a 
veritable tonnage of guitars and barely audible vocals. Two 
songs that kick the proverbial A. 2 for the price of 4 here, 2 1 
songs repeated on each side. (JY) 

(Kenrock, Gisslerodsbacken 18, 457 02 Grebbestad, SWE- 1 
DEN) 



YAWP! - "No More Excuses" CD 

This Amsterdam band with a passion for Ajax football I 
club has been around in various forms for years. In this 
incarnation they've put out a competent CD of melodic, 
anthemic punk, not unlike compatriots FUNERAL ORA-| 
TION. I preferred them with the girl singer, but this is okay. 
Includes a cover of POISON IDEA'S "Pure Hate." (AM) 
(Kangaroo Records, Middenweg 13, 1098 AA Amsterdam, I 
HOLLAND) 



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JZEKE - "Woooooo Pig Sooooooouie" EP 

This here record doesn't have the greatest of sound quality 
I (cuz it's recorded live) but you still can hear that these guys have 
la wall of sound and can really tear shit up on stage. Fast paced 
I punkabihy that sounds like a cross between FEAR and a thicker 

ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT. All that with red vinyl and 
[tattoo shots from the early 50's? Can you say bargain!? (AT) 

(Man's Ruin Records, 610 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107) 



IZEMEZLUC - "Z Extremu Do Extremu" CD 

The majority of the songs here are really quick tempo, 
I upbeat punk with lots of sing-a-long potential for Czech 
I speakers. Just as the Spanish of LOS CRUDOS plays well off 
I of their brand of hardcore, the Czech of ZEMEZLUC blends 

well here. Occasionally they slow down to almost ballad speed. 

Keep it fast! (TH) 

(Nam. 28, Rijna 18, 602 00 Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC) 



ZERO TOLERANCE TASK FORCE - "The Anal Medley 
I And Three AntiParty Anthems" EP 

ZTTF's Anal Medley is spoken word-style behemoth 
I which starts off with a NEGATTVLAND narration style num- 
ber. The following two extended-mid-tempo-bass/drums- 
jgroove-jam-poetry-reading disasters have more of a Biafra 
I spoken word vocal inflection style. The medley comes together 
I with a '50s cover tune cleverly switched to stick with the anal 
I theme. Two of the AntiParty Anthems have loose progressive 
I riffs that drag on and on sounding like a jam session. The 
I remaining tune has a mid-tempo rock feel completely diff or- 
ient from the rest of the EP. ZTTF took me to new levels of anal 
I awareness and exploration, butt they didn't impress me. (HM) 
I (no address) 



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V/A - "A Benefit For The 
Reno Food Not Bombs" EP 

I am really impressed with 
the fact that folks from Califor- 
nia, Washington, and Nevada are 
joining together to do a benefit 
for the Reno FNB chapter. This 
comp is a good selection of bands 
as well that includes great stuff 
from INTIFADA, SCABIES, 
GOB, BRISTLE, EVER- 
SK WELCH, THE DREAD, and FANATICS. Get this to sup- 
port the project, and the bands as well. (LU) 
I (Six Weeks, 225 Lincoln Ave., Cotati, CA 94931) 



IV/A - "All About Friends" CD 

Well, first off, I was surprised to see this in my bin 
I because I already own a copy, and it is one of my favorite picks 
■right now. It have been listening to this for the past few weeks, 
and it is amazing. Bands include CR, BOTCH, IMPEL, NI- 
NEIRONSPITFIRE, SCREWJACK, THREADBARE, CO- 
ALESCE, INDECISION, TRIAL, STATE ROUTE 522, and 
I JOUGH DAWN BAKER, the more notable songs that will 
I rock your socks off are an UNDERTOW cover by COA- 
LESCE, and an AGNOSTIC FRONT COVER by TRIAL. 
JOUGH DAWN BAKER also rips it up with a song that I 
I don't want to name due to copyright infringements. Check this 
lout, you won't be sorry. (LU) 

(Point Furthest From The Middle, PO Box 11543, Kansas 
City, MO 64138) 



V/A - "Asesinos De La Lucha Libre" LP 

I feel like I'm treading on the turf of Herr Lucas here, I 
reviewing a compilation of Mexican rock & roll from the '60s/ 1 
'70s, but like most of you out there I don't know shit about any | 
of these bands so maybe we're all just friends here, eh? Bands: 
LOS LOUD JETS, LOS BEATNIKS, LOS WEELERS, 
LOS MATEMATICOS, LOS LOS ... there's not a duff track I 
on here. There's even a really good 70's(?) buzz-punk 7" 
thrown on by one LOS YAPS. My favorite has to be a solo 
outing by one Juan 'El Matematico', which is 'Wild Thing' 
essentially only the singer seems to be choking back and/or 
gargling vomit or something ... fuck it I can't begin to| 
'understand' this album. Time to drink. (RW) 
(Discos Rey De Jalisco) 



V/A - "Banging On A Trash Cop" CD 

I think we are all "comp'ed" out by now. A song by bands I 
you've heard of and not heard of. This has a good roster 
including DISCOUNT, RHYTHM COLLISION, GUTFID- 
DLE, and SIDECAR though and a portion of the proceeds I 
goes to Food Not Bombs and the National Organization For 
Women. So as far as comps go this is up there but I'm tired of 
getting comps for one song by a band I like. Stop the madness, f 
(RL) 

(Class Action Records, 720 Deer Run Ln. #177, Agoura, CA I 
91301) 



V/A - "Bloodstains Across The UK Vol 2" LP 

Even rabid collectors are unlikely to have the majority of I 
these early punk sounds, most by one-single bands catching [ 
the wave. Included here (now, collectors out there, promise me | 
you won't get too depressed): NOW (great angry punk), 
REBELS (BUZZCOCKyguitars, but with protest sentiments), 
NEW WAVE (powerchord despair), ACCIDENT ON EAST I 
LANCS (melodic punk with crazy lead breaks), and 
VICE SQUAD (no, not the Beki Bondage outfit — these guys 
are fun pop-punkers whose material is otherwise available 
only on a hard-to-get compilation). Essential for collectors, | 
fans of early punk rock, or lovers of the obscure. (SS) 
(no address) 



V/A - "Brazil Punk Attack" LP 

Hey, I'm an international kind of guy. So needless to say I 
I was intrigued by the prospect of hearing some punk™ by 
way of Brazil. I can't help but recall that a few years back 
Brazilians were big time into metal. So I kept listening for the 
give away guitar solos, but alas there were none. Instead I got 
Brazilian CLASH in the form of a band called EXTREMA- 
MENTE IRRITANTE, and a Brazilian cross between DEFI- 
ANCE and CASUALTIES in the form of a band called! 
CASTROFE SOCIAL. Lots of short songs, mostly two min- 
utes and under. Support Kaos Spikes, buy Brazilian. (JV) 
(Nerve Racking Records c/o Bill R. Martins 414, CEP 05878- 1 
000, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL) 






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V/A - "Bombing The Bay!" 45 

BasicaUy a split 45 with 
A.F.I. and the SWINGIN' UT- 
TERS. A.F.I. does "Values Here" 
by DAG NASTY with decent re- 
sults and I'm a big DAG fan so I 
was very skeptical. The UTTERS 
do a decent unreleased tune that 
is strong but not essential as far as 
they go. Still two great bands well 
worth collecting. (RL) 
(Sessions Records, 15 Janis Way, 



|V/A - "Cool Beans Bonus" flexi 

A grab bag of different styles here. HENRY'S DRESS, 
I SHOT WELL, THE LITTLE PRINCESSES, QUEEN CO- 
I BRA, pretty varied and at times pretty weird, but none of them 
I compare to the recording of Rebecca Sealfon's triumphant 
I showing at the 1997 National Spelling Bee. Could you have 
Ispelled "Euonym?" Comes with Cool Beans zine. (AM) 
(3181 Mission #113, San Francisco, CA 94110) 



I V/A - "Cream Of The Crap" 10" 

This is a Finnish comp that will kick half of your ass. That 

lis because two of the bands rule (HARSH and EPAJAR- 

ESTYS), and two of them don't (CAUSE FOR EFFECT and 

CONTRADICT). HARSH lay out six killer blasts of grinding 

I hardcore. But it was really strange reading their lyrics about 

I "fucking rednecks". I guess it is a worldwide epidemic. EPA- 

I JARJESTYS takes things the other direction with some of that 

I mid-paced crustcore that Finland is famous for. The other two 

I bands were completely generic and barely worth mentioning. 

I If they would have cut out half of this record out and made this 

a 7", it would of been a heck of a listen. (RC) 

(Tylyt Levyt, PO Box 37, 55800 Imatra, FINLAND) 



Iv/A - "Disoppress" EP 

Yet another endless barrage of thrash that will have all 
I the poseurs and wimps running in fear. This time around we 
I got ABSTAIN, CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, D.P.P.S (from 
Ijapan), KONSTRUKT (from Austria) and 4 others. Damn 
I good comp if ya dig thrash and grind. (MW) 
I (Consensus Reality, 1951 W Burnside #1654, Portland, OR 
197209) 



I V/A - "47 Canadian HC Bands" CD 

Not all bands represented here I would consider HC, that 
I in it's self does not make them bad. Boot stomping ULCER 
land BLUMDERMEN are all boots and braces ready to rum- 
ble punk. DANKO JONES 's cow garage sound is square 
I dance pit kinder. Don't get me wrong there is some HC here 
I too. CHITZ in their usually style pound out some juicy HC. 
I ACRID, DOOMTOWN And DISASSOCIATE FROM MAN 
I cover all HC bases. PROPAGANDHI and I-SPY have done 
I better songs in their careers, but their two cents are here too. 
I This is full of good bands and some rocking songs, it's just that 
lit also has it's share of unimportant contributions. (TJ) 
I (Fans Of Bad Productions Records, 225 Bagot St. #3, King- 
ston, ON, K7L 3G3, CANADA) 



V/A - "Grito Suburbano" CD 

Boy did my jaw drop when I saw this show up in the mail. I 
I never thought that I would ever see this reissued on CD. This 
compilation from 1982 contains three of the finest Brazilian | 
punk bands ever: OLHO SECO, COLERA, and IN- 
OCENTES. It is all raw and distorted punk that hasn't lost a I 
bit of energy over the years. This contains a live set by each 
band that is not found on the original release. The recordings 
of the live sets are quite good, and make this CD worth | 
searching for even if you have the original record. (RC) 
(Fabio R. Sampaio, CP 344, Guarulhos-SP, CEP 07111-970, 1 
BRAZIL) 



V/A - "Killed By Death Vol. 17" LP 

This new volume of this illustrious series was mentioned I 
in the 'Peer Pressure' column of a few months ago, and this 
reviewer concurs with the opinion held forth therein ... a solid 
b-sides edition full of great lost '70s/'80s punk singles whose 
flips appeared earlier in the series. New arrival ACTIVE DOG 
has the best song on here with "Good Filthy Fun". Buy it if you | 
see it, completists! (RW) 
(Redrum Records) 



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V/A - "Killed By 7 Inch #1" EP 
Interesting little record here, 
four really cool rare punk songs 
on an EP modeled on the 'Killed 
By Death' series. Coulda been use- 
ful, except it's limited to 300 so no 
one will ever see it. Includes 
PLAIN WRAP, MASSMEDIA, 
NAKED LADY WRESTLERS, 
and INTESTINES. (RW) 
(Jackoff Dissques) 



V/A - "Killed By 7 Inch #2" EP 

Well whaddayaknow, right after the debut of Ryan | 
Richardson's collector scum column and his extensive rank- 
ing of all "Killed By Death" comps, comes a series of "Killed I 
By Death" 7"s thus extending the abuse of the original idea to 
greater heights. There's four tunes here, all somewhat ob- 
scure to me except for the ENEMY (Washington) 7" which 
I once bought for $1 and promptly sold for $. The TICKS comes 
across as a 3rd rate MAD (okay, how's that for other 
KBD references) crossed with the SPARKS, ie: slowish thug- 
punk with cheeseball humor and operatic singing, and is as 
silly as it sounds. THE ESSENTIALS do an okay (very okay) 
punk tune, the aforementioned ENEMY comes across as 
hardrock/punk with girl singing and is as forgettable as I 
remembered. Finally, there's GREGOR MACKENZIE 
AND THE MISANTHROPES that's low-fi piano omph-pa 
type punk or something. This volume would probably not | 
have even made it to Ryan's column. (JY) 
(Jackoff Dissques) 



V/A - "More Kids, More Fun" CD 

Boring. Four bands: SUPERSLEUTH, SWING SET, I 
AT LARGE, and THE DECEPTIVES, playing that melodic 
punk sound the kids seem to love and hate. I just think that 
these bands lack any spark. As I said in the beginning, I'm just 
bored. (JF) 

(Myron's Broken Records, 605 W. Jackson, Naperville,! 
IL 60540) 



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|V/A ■ "Limited Options...Sold As Noble Endeavors" 10" 

It's extremely obvious that a lot of time was spent on this 
Icomp. First of all, there's a real diverse selection of bands. 
I They've also been arranged so that each band somehow goes 
I with the one before and after and the volume level is consistent 
I throughout. Not easy to pull off considering the mix here: 
MAN AFRAID, THE STRIKE, MK ULTRA, DELLINGER 4, 
SWALLOWING SHITandDEAD STOOL PIGEON,among 
I others. Some of the bands are long gone, and some of the songs 
lare previously released, but they've all got lyrics to keep you 
I angry and thinking. This is a benefit and comes with Contra- 
Iscience zine #5 1/2. (TH) 
1 ($7 ppd: Halfmast, PO Box 14118, Minneapolis, MN 55414) 



|V/A - "Plastic Bomb" CD 

Hey, I'm in Germany and listening to a compilation that 
I sounds like a tribute to every popular punk™ band to ever 
lexist. DISTRICT manages to sound like BLACK FLAG and 
I the SEX PISTOLS in the same song. You don't believe me, 
I then check it out for yourself, I kid you not There's also the 
I worst NOFX ripoff band yet from Germany, I just haven't 
I figured out which one it is yet I think this kind of compilation, 
Hike a lot of the Japanese comps, are going to be kitsche 
collectibles. (JV) 

(Plastic Bomb Records, Gartnerstr. 23, 47055 Duisburg, GER- 
MANY) 



|V/A - "Punk Rock" CD 

Four bands, CARTER PEACE MISSION, VETERAN 

IFLASHBAX, THROW DOWNS, and BELVEDERE, that 
play BLINK, DOWN BY LAW, and LAG WAGON type punk 

I with lesser results. (RL) 

(Two-O-Six Records, 8314 Greenwood Ave. North #102, Seat- 
tle, WA 98103) 



IV/A - "Punks, Skins & Herberts Vol. 2" LP 

Not enough herberts on this record. BOVVER '96 kick 
lit off with some US street punk. STANLEY KNIFE play 

thrashy Aussie HC. SKINT and RUNNIN' RIOT do some 
I Irish oi. SAD SOCIETY stand out from the pack with good 

Scottish punk. (TB) 
I (Helen Of Oi! Records, 35 Bee ton Lane, Barton On Sea, New 

Milton, Hampshire BH25 7AB, UK) 



V/A - "Sudsy Mischief EP 

This fine EP has quite an 
attractive cover and is humor- 
ously titled. SIDE ORDER per- 
form some pretty catchy, loose 
SCREECHING WEASEL style 
pop punk tunes. The SCHMEN- 
DRIKS have more of a pop punk/ 
hardcore thing going with an 
east bay feel. Unfortunately! or 
is it), neither band included lyr- 
ics, but they did include choice 
I Blues Brothers movie sound bites between every song. (HM) 
(Zanzabarbarian Records, 3020 Canal Rd, Miramar, FL 33025) 




V/A - "Too Hot To Handle" LP 

This German compilation almost lives up to its name. I 
DISHWATER'S "Bully" is a crashing amalgam of hard punk 
and EINSTURSENDE NEUBAUTEN percussion — terrific 
noise; DEMOLITION GIRL covers X-RAY SPEX's "I'm a 
Cliche" with authority, while the STEVE MCQUEENS bar- 
rel through a high-distortion tune that'll blow out the woofers 
on your stereo; BOONARAAS puts in a solid girl-vocal 
(I think) punk track, raw and fun...and that's just the A-side. 
The flip is a more familiar mix of punk styles, for the most part | 
competently performed. Good consistency here; strongly rec- 
ommended. (SS) 
(Home Sick Records) 



V/A - "United We Stand!" CD 

Five bands from Korea displaying a range of styles, from I 
oi to '77 punk to ska to pop punk. All the bands are good at 
what they do, making this a better than average com p. Seems I 
like there could be a good scene over there. The bands are 
MAD COUSIN'S DESIRE, WEEPER, NO BRAIN, BENCH 
and CRYING NUT. Oh, it's one of those cute little 3" CDs. 
(AM) 

(Izumi Kubo, 35 Sannalcho, Sennyuji, Higashlamaku, Kyoto I 
605, JAPAN) 



V/A - "Who Needs America?" CD 

Seventeen blasts of European pop punk and hardcore. I 
All the songs seem to be from previously released stuff. To be I 
honest my favorites here are the cover versions of I 
THE BOXTOPS and THE PRIMITIVES... A nice sampler 
for fans of bands like FACE TO FACE and SCREECHING | 
WEASEL... (LH) 
(Slaughterhouse Productions, no address) 



V/A - "Violence" 8" flexi 

There are two important 
things to note about this record. 
The first one is it is on Six Weeks 
Records. The second one is that 
all the bands are from Japan. 
When you combine those two fac- 
tors, you are guaranteed a must 
buy record! This has RE AL REG- 
GAE, NICE VIEW, ARGUE 
DAMNATION, NO THINK, 
FLASH GORDON, and ONE 
SIZE FITS ALL. Every one of these bands annihilate with an I 
incredibly intense mix of grind/hardcore. Things like this | 
remind me that I live in the wrong fucking country. (RC) 
(Six Weeks, 225 Lincoln Ave, Cotati, CA 94931) 



V/A - "Violent Core Attack" EP 

Oh yeah.....tons of noisy, thrash bands with logos you I 
can't read. I love this stuff. Bands go from the "gravel-in-the- 
blender" grind of CRUSH and DISABUSE, to the crusty punk 
of GLOBAL HOLOCAUST and OPPRESSED CON- 1 
SCIENCE. 10 bands in all. (MW) 

(Tobacco Shit Records c/o Simon Pare, 827 Goldbourn, Green- 
field Park, PQ, J4V 3H4, CANADA) 





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We survived the UPS strike with our busiest month 
ever! Thanks for all the orders an especially to the 
labels and distributers for sending all the records 
special 4 lh class through the post office so we could 
keep stuff in stock. If you run a label or have a band 
or zine you should know that you can ship records 
and zines via special 4 th class(some places call it 
standard mail) at a cost lower than any shipping 
company. The post office rules for DIY, offering 
cheapest prices and most importantly, the little guy 
can ship without an account. 



One of the problems with being so busy is that the 
tons of new releases we received this month have yet 
to be reviewed and added to the catalog, hence the 
"column" style ad. I have been wanting to do 
something like this for a while anyway. We just 
added the full line from Stiff Pole Records, VML, 
Bulge Records, Probe, Recess, Turkey Baster, 
Junk Records, and What Else? to name a few. 



So if you want to check out the new stuff visit the 
website or contact us to get a paper catalog. Our 
latest catalog is 56 pages with almost 2000 items and 
this time we made 6000 copies which for us is a lot. 
Next one will be 10,000 copies and 72 pages! We 
have enough extra catalogs so if you want a copy 
write, e-mail or call 21 2-777-5021 (9am-9pm EST) to 
request one. Speak clearly on the machine you mush- 
mouths. Mumbling is not punk! Give us your postal 
address and we'll send you one. If you are too shy, 
write or e-mail. 



The zine grab bag continues sell like hotcakes. For 
$5.00 you get about 2 'A pounds of assorted zines 
sent via priority mail. For foreign orders add a few 
extra dollars and we'll send as much as postage 
allows. Please limit your zine grab bag orders to one 
every 6 months so we don't run low on stock and to 
avoid getting duplicates. To date we have sold 272 of 
these things which comes to almost 700 pounds of 
newsprint and scammed copies. 

Thanks to all the zines who participate including 
HeartattaCk, Bad Stain, Spank, Slug & Lettuce, Sty 
Zine, Canvas, Thumb, FOE, Spooky Poop, Skratch, 
Go Metric, No Rules, Spleen a Zine, Shoelace, Fist 
City(Can), Big Bang, Mylxine, Skull Session(Can), 
S-854, Wasted Youth, Teenage Vampires(UK), Aunt 
Franne, Skeeter, Outpunk, Ornery Boy, Day Old 
Donuts, Son of Scam(UK), In Whores We Trust, 
Greedy Bastard, Rocks Off and many more. 

The zine grab bag now includes a zine grab bag info 
sheet with contact addresses for all the zines as well 
as a prepaid postcard so you can write one of the 
zines! Bands and labels grab a pile of stickers, 
patches, pins etc. and send them to us to include in 
the grab bag. Zines send a sample. 



CHEAPSKATES MONTH 

Here are a bunch of records from our catalog which are 
really cheap. Thanks to the labels for giving us good 
prices. We pass the savings on to you. All prices are 
postpaid. This is just a sample of our almost 2000 titles. 
Cat# ... BAND - Title Price 

VMF1...V/A-Vital Music Sampler Flexi EP.8 songs.. .$1.00 

1779. ..LESS THAN JAKE-G-Man Target 7" EP $2.50 

1786.. .HALF MAN-Force Field 7" EP. W/big booket$2.50 
7588.. .V/A-Hot Curly Weenie CD. Recess sampler.. .$4.50 
7489...V/A-Creep Records Sampler CD. ..23 songs. .$4.00 
7484...CRASS-Christ-The Bootleg CD. A classic. ..$5.00 
7553...V/A-GO Kart vs Corporate Giant CD. 28 trks..$5.00 

5002.. .BIKINI K(LL-S/T LP. 6 songs $6.00 

5005...BUTTHOLE SURFERS-PCPPEP LP. Live BS.$6.00 

5225.. .DOC HOPPER-Aloha LP. 12 songs $6.50 

5702. ..CHISEL-Set You Free LP. Great new LP $7.00 

5711. ..FURIOUS GEORGE-Get's a Record LP $7.50 



Make all checks(US orders only) or money orders out to 
Vital Music Mailorder or be a punk and send cash(well 
concealed). A full catalog will be sent with your order. 
All orders sent 1 st class or surface mail except one LP 
goes 4 ,h class. For airmail to Canada add 1.00 per item 
or 2.00 per item for overseas airmail. 



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YUM VUMS/SUJEET RS CANDV 

$11 (ppd) 

Great Powerpop punk from Norway. They features 
member of Vikings. Excellent songs with fantastic 
melodies and driven guitars. This is their debut 13 
songs CO. Must for all pop punk fans. 

SPLRSH 4/DO THE EARTHQUAKE 
SHAKE CD(1+2C01 12) $11 (ppd) 

16 stompin' cuts from French punk kings. Includes 
thier all 45's cut and new tunes. Killer release! 

GREV SPIKES/VERR ZERO CD 
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2nd & last CD by LA's power punk combo. Feat, 
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feat. Humpers, Resistrators, Jetboys, Scratch 
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Tramps etc Great worldwide punk/garage 
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FIFI & THE MACH 3/MRCH R GO GO 
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A long waited third album of Japanese pop punk 
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CAMPUS TRAMPS & PHANTOM RATS 

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HIGHLRNDER IIS/HIGH SHERIFF 7" 

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Me rciful Crap it's... 
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Yes indeed kids! The Jerks at Soda 
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Five By Nine 

If your not familiar with Five By Nine, you 
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^Fanzine Reviews^ 



Between The Lions 



Reviews by: (JA) Jen Angel, (LB) Lily Boe, (JO Jeremy Cool, (MD) Mikel 
Delgado, (RD) Raphael DiDonato, (TD) Timothy Doran, (GF) Gardner Fusuhara, 
(JF) Jodi Feldman, (HH) Harald Hartmann, (JH) Jeff Heermann, (MJ) Mary Jane, 
(AM) Allan McNaughton, (JM) Jeff Mason, (RM) Raimundo Murguia, (AR) 
Aragorn, (TD Travis T, (LU) Leah Urbano, (CW) Charles Wolski, (JW) Joe 
Whiting, (KW) Kelli Williams, (JX) Jux, (TX) Trixie. Specific criticisms aside, it should be 
understood that any independent release deserves credit for all the work and money going into it. 



Just a quick reminder, when you send in your zine for review please include the following 
information: number of pages, method of printing, and the price. This will help us and you. 
We will not review mainstream rock magazines, even in the guise of 'zines Clike a few majors 
are attempting to pull off), poetry, swim suit magazines, hippie new age politics, etc. The 
scope of coverage isn't as narrow as it sounds, but you have to draw the line somewhere. 
Believe it or not, this isn't an easy job deciding what gets reviewed or listed and altogether 
rejected. Consistency is impossible in a situation like this. Thanks a lot, Mikel and Jen. 



ARNIE COMIX #2 / $2.75 ppd 

4 1/2x51/2- printed - 28 pgs 

This is another great comic from Simon 
Gane. He has this cool dot-and-dash style 
of drawing that makes me want to connect 
the dots to fill in the images. There are 
three stories, including a long (fictional?) 
piece on an alcoholic Modigliani and a 
shorter one of Arnie the Anarchist. The 
third - about a movement to reclaim the 
word "dork" - is a reprint from a comic I 
read earlier this year, but this is still fine 
work. (TX) 
PO Box 2337 / 
Berkeley, CA 
94702 

AVERSION #6 

/ $2 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 - 
printed - 20 pgs 
This looks like it 
could be a Pro- 
fane £x/sfence in- 
sert. We're talkin 
crust, anarchy, 
crust, and more 
crust here. A bit 
sparse but well 
done and the 
"Anarchist De- 
fense Of Pornog- 
raphy" piece was 
interesting. Oth- 
er than that it's 
basically inter- 
views and reviews. (RM) 

PO Box 22 / Bradford / BD2 4 YX / 
England 

AVOW #7 / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x51/2.- copied - 60 pgs 
This is a substantial zine with a lot of honest 
writing. The writing comes from a personal 
perspective but doesn't make me feel like 
I'm reading a diary. It's very similar to my 
own writing style and to zines like Specta- 
cle or Pants That Don't Fit. There's a 
fucking amazing piece about punk rock 




consumerism, a long and interesting inter- 
view with the amazing and indefatigable Theo 
Witsell (of Spectacle zine and Tree of Knowl- 
edge zine distro), some great illustrations, 
and unfortunately, some poetry. Overall, I 
would really recommend this one. (JA) 
Keith Rosson / 1 1 860 SW Ebberts Ct. / 
Beaverton, OR 97008 

BABBLE ON #2 / $1 + 2 stamps 

8 1/2x11 -offset- 14 pgs 

Well, since I am part of the reproducing/ 
printing biz, I was pretty intrigue 
by this zines full colorlook. Once 
I looked further, I found a story 
on tripping, a punk rock quiz, 
poetry, a piece on the Plasmat- 
ics, a punk horoscope and of 
course record reviews. Should 
you get it? Yes, if nothing else 
for the printing. (JX) 
4 1 7 Westwood Lane / Roches- 
ter, IN 46975 

THE BAFFLER #9 / $6 

81/2x51/2- printed - 1 28 pgs 
For those not familiar with The 
Baffleril's more of a book than 
a zine and each issue has a 
different theme. This time 
around it focuses on labor is- 
sues, past and present, in the 
good old U.S. of A. I'm kind of at 
a loss trying to come up with the 
words to describe how good 
this is so I'll just say it's far and 
beyond the best written and put together 
collection of short essays (both fictitious and 
objective), poetry and art dealing with politi- 
cal themes that I've ever had the pleasure of 
reading. And considering the recent U.P.S. 
strike this is as timely and relevant as it gets. 
(RM) 
PO Box 378293 / Chicago, IL 60637 

BEYOND THE WALL OF INJUSTICE 
#9 / SOCIAL UNREST #6 / ?? 

11 1/2 X 14 -printed -24 pgs 

This is a split between two similar political 



zines, tho I'd have to say I prefer the 
second one. There is no information about 
the STWO/people, and a lot of the articles 
have no obvious authors, which also makes 
me suspicious. If people want to sway me 
over to their politics, I want to know who 
they are. Social Unrest is better, with lots 
on wimmins rights, vegan stuff, the Black 
Panthersand more. Its clearly written too, 
which is essential for this sort of informa- 
tion. (TX) 
PO Box 80481 / Bakersfield, CA 93380 

BLACK SHEETS #11/ $6.00 
8 1/2x11 - printed - 52 pgs - age state- 
ment 

"The Bad Sex" issue. This is probably not 
one that you want to share with either your 
parents or children. Graphic stories about 
a wide variety of sexual misadventures, 
from all genders and flavors. I was pre- 
pared to not like this, but as I read it I was 
impressed with the openness and humor 
of the writers in recounting some of their 
most embarrassing and occasionally pain- 
ful moments. This is not for everyone, but 
if you are an open minded adult with tastes 
beyond vanilla then this may be for you. 
Include a signed age statement. (JW) 
PO Box 31 155 /San Francisco, CA941 31- 
0155 

BLOOD MOP #1 /$1 ppd 

7x4 1 /2 - copied - 1 6 pgs 
If you haven't figured it out yet, Migraine 
Press always comes with the good shit. I'll 
bet their catalog is as thick as a zine itself. 
This new zine is up to Migraine par, al- 
though I don't know if its 16 pages are 
worth a dollar. Don't get me wrong, it's a 
great zine with a cool idea behind it, ba- 
sically a collection of stories based on 
every form of body excrement (except 
sweat, my favorite). Most of the stories 
are ones like you and all of your wacky 
punk friends exchange over breakfast, 
"..and then he puked on the guy's head!", 
"..and we put this bucket of rancid piss 
above the door. . " ,etc. Funny and daring, a 



I 



really welcome zine...but a whole buck? 

cm 

Migraine Inc. / PO Box 2337 / Berkeley, 
CA 94702 

THE BOMBSHELTER #5 / $? 

8 1/2x51/5- copied - 36 pgs 
This is the kind of personal zine that is a 
collection of sometimes amusing anec- 
dotes about the editor's life. Work, play, 
silliness, you name it. All about living in 
Tampa and hanging out. Well intentioned, 
but not my type of thing (not enough meat- 
ji-jciocj r J /\ j 

PO Box 82602 / Tampa, FL 33682 

BRAIN TRANSPLANT #1 / $4.00 ppd 
8 1/2x11- offset - 44 pgs 
Some very striking photos of the Eat, Ra- 
dio Birdman, and many reviews leaning to 
the drunk/obnoxious/obsessive record- 
collecting end of the spectrum. The Eat 
actually get a lengthy interview that closes 
in some of the gaps of human knowledge 
that surrounds the band - a little clean 
graphically (maybe too legible) but a good 
read anyway. Simple enough? (JH) 
PO Box 2431 / Los Angeles, CA 90024- 
0310 

BREAKOUT #5 / $3 ppd 

8 1/2x11- copied - 36 pgs 

Well, I was hoping that I would get this to 

review, and I did. I was all set to give it a bad 

review because Colby said it sucked, and 

was his worst issue yet. I beg to differ! 

Layout wise, this looks a lot cleaner than 

past issues. The interviews rock! In here 

are Rely, Powerhouse, Redemption 87, 

Ensign, Sick Of It All, Ten Yard Fight, 

Hatebreed, and Jason Mewes from that 

movie "Clerks." 

Honestly, Colby 

has out done 

himself with this 

issue and not 

only represents 

the Bay area to 

its fullest, he also 

has branched out 

a little to include 

bands from the 

East Coast as 

well. This keeps 

getting better 

and better.. .getit 

nowl(LU) 

Colby / 2018 

Shattuck Ave. 

#19 / Berkeley, 

CA 94704 



COOL BEANS 




bumper stickers and lists of silly thing to do at 
a college final? Just a waste of time and 
paper. Excellent article on "Krautrock" 
though; long, thorough and amusing, from 
Amon Duul through Neu! through Kraftwerk. 
The same goes for the interview with Col. 
Norm Cruwsmen, some fucking psycho who 
wants to put disk jockeys on the goddamn 
moon. Fuck him. (CW) 
PO Box 2814 /Athens, GA 3061 2-0814 

COFFEE BREAK #7 / 50p or$1 
8 1/2x11 - copied - 40 pgs 
Sassy English zine with numerous interviews: 
Voodoo Glow Skulls, Lunachicks, Sick of It 
all, etc. But the real treat to Coffee Break is 
its diverse articles, featuring all sorts of dif- 
fering voices from a porn specialist named 
Porno George to thoughts on how to balance 
the ideals of anarchism with a society incapa- 
ble of implementing these ideals. They also 
banter around with cute, English colloquial- 
isms like "slapper" and "gary." (KW) 
Pirn and Fran / Flat 1,61 Meadrow, Godalm- 
ing, Surrey / GUM 3H5 / UK 

COOL BEANS #7 / $3.95 
7x8 1/2 - printed - 56 pgs 
San Francisco and bikes issue. Excellent as 
to be expected from Matt Kelly. Short (ie 
perfect length) interviews with bands such as 
Cat Power and the editor of Ain't Nothing 
Like Fuckin ' Moonshine. Matt always manag- 
es to think up interesting questions that 
actually get interesting answers. The prize for 
me this issue are the stories contributed by 
SF cabbies. Other good stuff includes a 
Black Panther history (how come nearly ev- 
ery zine I've read lately features the BPP??) 
and a bike tour of the city. The only black mark 
is reprinting an interview from the Internet, 
even if it is with Kevin 
Shields. Tsk tsk! Recom- 
mended. (TX) 
3181 Mission #113 / San 
Francisco, CA94110 



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CHUNKLET 

#12/ $9.99 

8 1/2x11 - electrobright - 74 pgs 
Noway. This just ain't worth the ten bucks. 
I don't know, it comes with a CD (see 
record reviews) and all, but still it seems 
like a pretty steep price. The print of the 
zine is pretty nice, but the articles are just 
not that great. I mean a whole page on 



CORPORATEDETH- 
BURGER #1 / $4.00 ppd 
8 1/2x5 1/2 -copied -24 

pgs 

I would have thought that 
this was quite good, espe- 
cially for a first issue, but 
according to the editors, 
they've been working on it 
for4 years. I'd have thought 
that after that much time 
they would have a little bit 
more to show for their la- 
bors. Ah well. Interviews 
with Sparkmarker and Su- 
^^^^^^^^^ per Conductor, a bunch of 

reviews and a cassette featuring the above 

two bands. (JW) 

PO Box 1 234 / Coquitlam, BC / V3J 6Z9 / 

Canada 

CRAMPZINE #1 / $1 & 2 stamps 

7x8 1/2 - copied - 28 pages 

Ah, a zine that gives me faith in the sister- 



hood, which has been seriously fuckin' 
lagging. Crampzine's creator gives us the 
lowdown on girl pirates, menstrual protec- 
tion reviews, info on contraceptives, a 
voodoo doll of "the man" for you to stick 
it to, a word find and other stuff. Personal 
and tough. (MJ) 

PO Box 641532 / San Francisco, CA 
94164-1532 

THE CRICKETS SEEM LOUD #2 / $3 

ppd 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 32 pgs 
This is a fine sophomore effort by this 
fledgling zine. This time around it appears 
that religion is the theme because that's 
what all the short rants and a couple of 
other pieces deal with. Most of the stuff in 
here is well written and put together so it 
makes for interesting reading. There's also 
couple of band interviews as well as record 
and show reviews. Keep it up. (RM) 
Rainer / Lichtensternsiedlung 3/8 / 31 50 
Wilhelmsburg / Austria 

CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER #7 1/2/ 75c 
ppd 

4 1/4x11- copied - 24 pgs 

This zine is based in Spokane and looks 
way too much like Cometbus, both in 
terms of style and content. It's got a "punk" 
map and guide to the city, stories like the 
history of patches in Spokane, cartoons, 
interview with Behead The Prophet No 
Lord Shall Live, anti-smoking rant, and 
junk like why Gern Blandstein are sell-outs 
for doing press kits. If you care about shit 
like that or why David Hayes is lame cos of 
what he said about patches or monoto- 
nous travel stories, this is for you. (MJ) 
PO Box 1781 / Spokane, WA 99210 

DESTROY #1 / $4.00 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - offset - 30 pgs 
A 'zine that looks and feels more like a 
magazine - maybe it's the heavy paper. 
Features the likes of the Spent Idols, Brain- 
dance, Red Flag '77, the Lunatic Fringe, 
and more more more. Nice high-contrast 
photos and layout, and a highly disturbing 
survey of "Bristol Mutants" sexual and 
personal habits. Stiv Bators also makes 
another posthumous appearance in a 'zine 
this month - a winner. (JH) 
PO Box 1122/ Bristol / BS 99 2HX / 
England 

DIET SOCIETY #6-7 / $1 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 40 pgs 

One of those kinda sloppy punk zines. This 
has a lot of political stuff inside, especially 
on the EZLN and Mexican revolution. 
There's also a lot of people answering the 
question "What is punk?" and lots of 
reviews. (MD) 
4520 Bennett Ave #21 3/ Austin, TX 78751 

DIG IT # 12/25FF 
8 1/2x11 - printed - 42 pgs - French 
Glossy-covered French punk music zine 
with interviews with the McRackins, the 



awesome BellRays, DM Bob & The Defi- 
cits, an article on Jerry Lee Lewis that I 
found enjoyable and not at all half-assed, 
one on Rich Coffee, and reviews. Pleasant 
to the touch, nice cover art. (TD) 
Sacco / 10 Rue Gazagne / Toulouse / 
France 

DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH #3 /$2.00 

ppd 

8 1/2x5 1 12- copied- 38 pgs 

This is a good example of the basic generic 

English punk zine. In other words it's all cut 

and paste, every inch of every page is 

covered, and it's all well done and a lot of 

fun to read. Interviews with Road rage, 

Contempt, Love Junk, Beergut 100, and 

Black Kronstadt, plus reviews and a couple 

of columns. I had to read this one a couple 

of times, and enjoyed it quite a bit. (JW) 

7/4 Birnies Court, Edinburgh / EH4 4JS / 

Scotland 

DO OR DIE #6 / $5 ppd 

8 x 6 - printed - 1 56 pgs 
An excellent activist resource detailing ac- 
tions in England (with tons of information 
on Reclaim the Streets' actions and tac- 
tics) with critical analysis. Theory, history, 
lots of "scene" reports and paranoia. I am 
particularly enamored with the discussion 
of industrial tourism (complete with a nice 
photo of a group of cameramen huddled 
around some aboriginal natives seemingly 
telling them how they needed to pose for 
the next shot). A must have forthe eco-set. 
(AR) 

South Downs EF! / Prior House, 6 Tilbury 
Place / Brighton BN2 2GY / England 

DOLL #120/ $10.00 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - printed - 1 56 pgs - Japanese 
The ultimate glossy Japanese punk maga- 
zine. Lots of great color photos, even more 
in black and white, and loads of interviews. 
All in Japanese except for the front cover- 
kind of a tease. This is a lot of fun to look 
at, but I don't think I'd spend $1 0.00 on it. 
Much better to co one of your friends into 
buying it and then borrowing it. Interviews 
with Madball, Motorhead, The Misfits, Bi- 
kini Kill, Buck O Nine, Los Gusanos, Crown 
of Thorns, Rudebones, and probably some 
others that i missed. Plus a long article on 
Johnny Thunders. (JW) 
No 303 Aota Building / 3-59-9 Kita, Kohen- 
ji Minami / Sujinami-ku, Tokyo / Japan 

DWGSHT ZINE #? / $8 

8 1/2x11 - printed - 70 pgs 
This book (I guess that's what I'll call it 
since it's not really a zine, and it's too thick 
to be a booklet) comes with the new Hand 
To Mouth LP, and is basically a collection 
of essays ranging in topic from veganism, 
to radical history, to prison life. It also 
includes lyrics and explanations to the Hand 
To Mouth songs. There's really a lot here, 
and it takes a while to digest, but it's well 
done, (for the most part) well written, and 
well presented. My only complaint is that if 



you knowyou're regurgitating ideas, and that 
you have nothing original to add to the argu- 
ment (as in "The Moral Question" essay by 
Eric Zulaski), why bother? You're just wast- 
ing paper (which is what you're trying to tell 
people not to do with the "Low Impact Life- 
style" theme). Anyway, this is a commend- 
able effort. (JO 
PO Box 28 / Durham, NC 27702 

8TH GRADER #3 / $1 + 2 stamps 
7x81/2- copied - 44 pgs 
Here's a concept you don't see every day. 
This guy gets actual eighth graders to write 
things for his zine. Like record reviews as well 
as expressing views on marriage etc. Other- 
wise, pretty standard fare, interviews with 
Discount and Hickey and some travel stories. 
I was gonna 
make some 
pun about 
'the kids' 
but... (GF) 
1224 N. 
Bonnie Brae 
/ Denton, 
TX 76201 



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er) mayhem is only 5 fucking bucks! the 
goddamn staple wont go through it all! And 
he loses $1 .57 on every US mailed issue, 
that's pretty fucking punk to me.At any 
rate this issue (1 2th anniversary no less) is 
so loaded, I don't know where to begin. 
Greatly written obituary on author is both 
comprehensive and well written. I petered 
out pretty early on the article on nuclear 
pollution, but Craig did do his research. 
About one third of this issue is completely 
devoted to reprints of early 80' s punk 
articles and transcripts of early MRR radio. 
Most of the punk articles revolve around 
Black Flag and seem pretty rare a find. 
MRR radio transcripts are from 83 and 
include outtakes with Jello Biafra. This 
fucker is too loaded, buy one right away! 
(CW) 

Craig Hill / 950 El 
Camino Real / Bel- 
mont, CA 94002 



kSTONISHEK 




EN DEPIT 
DE TOUT 

/$2 

4 x 5 - cop- 
ied - 96 pgs 
- French 
A short, fat, 
handwritten 
French 
translation 
of Comet- 
bus stories. 
Done by 
Stephaneof 
Rad Party. 
Send a copy 
to French 
teachers and French relatives and tell 'em its 
the new American Kerouac or something like 
that. " L'amour punk c'est baiser derriere les 
poubelles, dans la rue, en contrebas de la 
salle de concert..." Ahhhhh. (TD) 
Small Budget Productions / BP 07 / 781 10 
Le Vesinet / France 

EUGENE #6 / $2.00 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - copied -46 pgs 
The editorial begins with something about 
"Eugene and his satanic balls of fury" or 
something perhaps best left to the imagina- 
tion. Interviews with the Descendents, A.F.I. , 
Screw 32, and the usual amount of reviews 
and comment, one stuff like extraterrestrial 
life and Satan (I sense a recurring theme 
here). Actually I notice that this is issue #666, 
appropriately. (JH) 
229 Apache Dr. / Paint Lick, KY 4046 1 -9750 

FAMOUS HARDCORE OF PUNKLAND 

#1213/ $5 ppd 

8 1/2x11 -copied- 162 pgs 

Craig Hill is the shit; he's a fucking nutcase! 

this issue of 1 62 pages of DIY (non comput- 



FILTH #25 

1 1 x17-newsprint- 
32 pgs 

The penultimate is- 
sue of Filth, if you 
haven't seen it by 
now you're proba- 
bly too late. Kind of 
like a cross between 
The Weekly World 
News and People 
Magazine, with just 
a hint of MRR 
thrown in for flavor. 
Always entertaining. 
This issue is mostly 
about the future as 
divined by a number 
of random guest 
writers. Plus an in- 
terview with Helios 
Creed. Worth look- 
ing for. (JW) 
1 04 Market St / San Francisco, CA 941 1 4 

FLASHING ASTONISHER #9 / $2 

ppd 

8 1/2x11- copies - 34 pgs 
The cover of this says, "Just another 
damn zine". At first glance, one might 
agree, but upon closer inspection there's 
some interesting stuff here. Beyond the 
reviews and interviews are some really 
cool articles. A list of checks that celebri- 
ties receive, a gripe about parking tickets, 
and stories on everything from masturba- 
tion to marijuana.At least one subject of 
interest to everyone here. Show, record, 
and zine reviews too. A little bit of every- 
thing. (TD 
PO Box 70 / Syracuse, NY 13210-0070 

FLIPSIDE #107 / $3.00 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - offset - 1 60 pgs 
I still have this certain sentimental attach- 
ment to Flipside - after all it was the first 
'zine I subscribed to (even before MRR) 
and what little I know about Los Angeles 



geography can be traced back to Hunting- 
ton Beach and Orange County scene re- 
ports. In the years since I've lost track 
many things have changed - Zed Records 
have a website, the Crowd have broken up 
and reformed several times, and then 
there's the interiorcolorpages. While Max- 
imum still comes on the same rapidly- 
decaying newsprint - ah well. Features 
NoFX, Billy Childish, the Evaporators, Fix- 
tures, many reviews and scene reports, 
and some really unattractive photos of the 
Demolition Doll Rods. The San Fran, stuff 
is still all bands I've never heard of, apart 
from the Loudmouths, but what are you 
gonna do. Another institution. (JH) 
PO Box 60790 / Pasadena, CA 91 1 1 6 

FORLORN HOPE #3 / $1 and a stamp 
5 1/2x8 1 12- copied- 36 pgs 
You'd think this was a heavy emo zine by 
the title and some pretty sad looking chaps 
on the cover. Nope, this is a hardcore high 
school girl on the rampage telling us how to 
save money, sharing some finger pointing 
circle jerk show reviews, reprinting a paper 
on the atomic bomb and relating some 
random funny stuff about her childhood 
and school trip to DC. I love the way she 
talks about "youth crew chants" and how 
she exclaims "Fuckin' GO!" when she 
likes something. Ah, tobeajuniorandwear 
a gray hoodie in Jersey... (KW) 
Christina / 1 1 Revere Ct. / Princeton, NJ 
08550 



FULL CUP #9/ $2 ppd 
51/2x81/2-copied-28 

pgs 

I'm sorry to say that this 
is the last issue of this 
comic, because it is damn 
hilarious. The drawing 
technique reminds me of 
Eightball, only scruffier. 
The writing is all about 
regular joes out to get a 
cuppa joe, watching tv, 
beating each other up at 
the coffee shop and fuck- 
ing off at work. This is like 
when you get the sweats 
from drinking too much 
coffee. You know you're 
hyped on stimulants but 
you're having too much 
fun, anyway. (KW) 
Neil Schmidt/ 294 Finley 
Rd. / Bridgeton, NV 
08302 



GENERATION EXCREMENT #1 /$2 

ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -20 pgs 
Power violence attitude in full effect here. 
Interviews with Suppression, Grief, Rise 
and Despise You here, as well as an article 
on smartass responses to Christian rheto- 
ric and porno reviews. Actually I think there 
could be a job at some porn mag for their 
reviewer, he does a better job than many 



I've read. If negativity and doom-laden metal 
music are your thing, this isforyou. Iperson- 
ally would have liked to see more. CAM) 
Carlos / 14341 Inglewood Ave #116/ Haw- 
thorne, CA 90250 

H8Z #4 / ? 

8 1/4x11 1/2 -copied -36 pgs 
Most zines from overseas look so good. This 
one is another one that is just cool as hell. 
Content wise, lam really disappointed. Inter- 
views with Sektor, Vitality, show reviews, 
record and zine reviews and more. 
Josef Demeesterstr. 33 / 8800 Roeselare / 
Belgium 

HELL YES I CHEATED #1 / $1 or trade 
5 1/2x81/2- copied - 26 pgs 
This comes from a guy who changes the 
name of his zine each issue. So, I consider 
this like number 7 or so, and please do not be 
fooled: Jason is an experienced zine writer. I 
have seen his stuff over the past few years, 
and it amazes me how much he has grown in 
terms of zines and getting his thoughts out. 
This issue is pretty nifty and has thoughts on 
everything. Some well spoken ideas, and 
rantings in here. Makes you think a little, and 
also question things a bit. (LU) 
Jason / 5080 98th St. SE / Blooming Prairie, 
MN 55917 

HORNY FOR THE REVOLUTION #1 / 

$2 

6x8 1 12 - copied - 44 pgs 

Boy, if there's ever a revolution, I hope you 
guys don't get any power 
- and I hope you aren't 
horny around me, either, 
cause I'll kill you. News 
bits written in the West- 
ern Civilization is Evil 
mode. Whatever. (TD) 
2217 W. Lupine / Phoe- 
nix, AZ 85029 

I LIKE MY MEAT TEN- 
DER #1 /$1 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2-copied-24 

pgs 

Really terrific for a first 
issue. Full of clip art with 
funny captions, handwrit- 
ten editorial remarks and 
comics. Inside: Why Tim- 
othy McVeigh is cool, bad 
friends, deflowering boys, 
Helen Keller jokes, an in- 
terview with the Feederz 
and stuff about John Waters and Pink Flamin- 
gos. Good to see, fun to look at. (JF) 
114 Ingham Hill Rd / Old Saybrook, CT 
06475 

INTERNATIONAL STRAIGHT EDGE 
BULLETIN #22 / $3 ppd world 
10 cm x 21 cm - copied - 36 pgs 
I hadn't seen one of these yet so I was a little 
surprised to see that it had reached issue 22. 
Informative interview with RASH (Red Anar- 
chist Skin Heads) and tons of brief scene 



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reports including: Croatia, Belgium, Brazil, 
The Czech Republic, Malaysia, Bulgaria, 
Panama, Philippines, Peru, Spain, Yugo- 
slavia, etc. Unsophisticated but a hell of a 
lot more important and DIY than anything 
Victory has touched. (AR) 
Y. Boisleve / BP 7523, 35 075 / Rennes 
cedex 3 / France 

THE LAST REMAINING MELLISH 
BIRD/ $15 

7x8 1/2 - printed - lots of pages 

This is a big comic book with a crazy, 

convoluted "plot" and shitty, scratchy 

drawings. Way overlong and nonsensical 

in a boring way. This would suck for $5, 

never mind $15! Check out Chester 

Brown's Ed the Happy Clown instead. 

(JM) 

689 Queen St. W. #1 71 / Toronto, ON / 

M6J 1 E6 / Canada 

LIBERTAD VIGILADA # 1 / $2 

8 1/2 x 6 - copied - 24 pgs - Spanish 
There are interviews with the bands Bhak- 
ti, She-Devils, Insane and Crackdown. This 
simple zine has a straight-edge viewpoint 
with lots of ads and contact addresses. 
(HH) 

Diegiito / Calle 31 #517 / CP (1862) 
Guernica / Buenos Aires / Argentina 

MAGNET ZINE Vol 3 Issue 1 / $1 

4 1/2x5 1/2- copied, screened - 24 pgs 
This is a cute little zine, a half and half 
mixture of writings and drawings. It re- 
minds me of a handmade birthday card. 
Overall themes of wistfulness and melan- 
choly take a different twist by the end. (TX) 
Rachel McLellan / 1 571 Hunters Ridge Dr 
/ Bloomfield Hills, Ml 48304 

MY GOD CAN BEAT UP YOUR 
GOD/SMALL SAILOR split issue / $2 
ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -60 pgs 
MGCBL/VGside has lovely interviews with 
Hard Skin and Crackle Records, a heavy 
metal guide, some lamejokes and a review 
of skinhead movies, along with the usual 
punk rock mumbleyjumbley. Small Sailor 
has horror movie, gig and record reviews, 
and interviews with Ignite and Blanks 77 
among others. DIY punk rock, cut and 
paste style. (MJ) 

Aaron / 6 Mowbray Place / Thirsk / N. 
Yorkshire / Y07 1 RE / England 

NERVOUS BREAKDOWN #3 / $6.00 
ppd 

8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 48 pgs 
The hefty price tag is because of the 33 
song CD that comes with it. You also get 
a free pin and/or sticker with your order. I 
still think that's a bit pricey, but hey; If 
you've got $6.00 burning a hole in your 
pocket, and you feel that you don't have 
enough interviews with the Misfits and 
Electric Frankenstein, then you could do 
worse. You could do better too, but... My 
favorite part is when the editor is interview- 



ing his own band and asks the singer "In 
'No Pot I Cry' you talk about drugs, are you 
a crack addict?", to which he responds 
" No it a satire you fool. You are in the band 
for God Sakes. " Funny stuff, eh? You also 
get the usual columns, reviews, some de- 
scent comics and a D.C. scene report. Did 
I mention that it costs $6.00? (JO 
9379 Tartan View Dr. / Fairfax, VA 22232 

NEAT DAMNED NOISE #1 3 / $4 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 54 pgs 
Apparently some of these came with a 
bonus 45, but there's none to be found 
here - a fanzine solely and singly devoted to 
the Damned, a band that have reached 
more heights and plumbed more depths 
than James Taylor, George Michael and 
the surviving Beatles combined. Reviews, 
listings, cartoons, rare and unseen photo- 
graphs. It all reminds me of those 'Star 
Trek' 'zines that were so popular in the 
seventies, with the sheerlevel of devotion. 
Includes a capsulized history of the life and 
death of StivBators, though it mightnot be 
obvious how he figures in all of this. (JH) 
PO Box 42850-1 23 / Houston, TX 77242- 
2850 

THE NEW EXCREMENT/IF THE BI- 
BLE TOLD YOU... #3 / $2 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2 - copied - 42 pgs 
This split zine is pretty good with the 
I.T.B.T.Y. side stealing the spot light. The 
New Excrement side is OK. Mostly short 
political pieces ranging in topic from be- 
coming a vegetarian to boycotting new 
year's 2000(???) but nothing that interest- 
ing really. I dug the I.T.B. T. /half because 
it took more of a personal approach. I 
particularly liked the story about this per- 
sons chemistry teacher and how he was a 
crazed pyro. Worth it for the /. T.B. T. Vside 
of the zine. (RM) 

Jereme / PO Box 1 27 / Craven, SK / SOG 
0W0 / Canada 

NO PROBLEMS #2 / $1 +2 stamps 
5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -28 pgs 
Once you get into this zine, it's pretty 
funny. A kind of dry humor that pulls you in. 
Well, it would have to with a picture of 
"Saved by the Bell" on the cover... Inside 
are some local stuff (LA), a BMX story, 
travel tips, record reviews, a Jewel inter- 
view and show reviews. Worth the buck in 
laughs. (JX) 
PO Box 861 4 / La Crescenta, CA 91 224 

NO SCENE ZINE #9 / free (send a 
stamp) 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 4 pgs 
I was going to put thfs in the listings sec- 
tion, but decided not to. ..this zine is short, 
but it has a lot of neat stuff for only four 
pages. Interview with Sacto Hoods, show 
reviews, pen pal ads, and a sxe zine list. 
This is just so damn cute, and a nice idea 
for these folks that need an outlet for 
communication if they live in places that 
literally have no scene. (LU) 



BooGer/ 3260 Starr #3 / Lincoln, NE 68503 

Ol PUNK FANZINE #14 / $1 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 1 6 pgs 
Don't let the name fool ya, this is the all 
comics issue written by the editor, Moz, and 
drawn by friend Scott Houston. It's totally 
silly and endearing. Punk kid as comic hero 
who fights "the bad guys" - over zealous 
skinheads, jocked out straight edgers, etc: 
drawn with bubble eyes, and everyone has 
huge feet. However, women are portrayed as 
fuck/ crush objects with large lips and perky 
breasts yet it's 

still giggle indue- I'M. 7' 

ing with a thick 
slice of punk iro- 
ny. (KW) 

PO BOX 1 369 / I * * do " murtrifpunk ': 

Katy, TX 77492 

PxOx#6/$1 + 
stamp or trade 
8 1/2x5 1/2 - 
copied - 32 pgs 
Mainly autobio- 
graphical stuff. 
Issues include 
college, cops, 
Ellen coming out 
on TV, you name 
it, Greg and Jake 
tell you what 
they do and don't 
like about it in a 
series of rants. 
Zine, book, and 
record reviews 
as well. (TT) 
PO Box 
S a r a t 
Springs, 
12866 



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PHOENIX ZINE #6 / $1 .00 or trade 
5 1/2x8- copied - 24 pgs 
Inconclusive arguments, poorly written rants 
and lame poetry adorn the sloppy cut and 
pasted pages of this zine. More than any- 
thing, this was just boring. The writing is 
trying to be all dramatic, but it's so bad that it 
just sounds ridiculous. Listen to this; "... 
wallowing in a world of confusion. What's 
right? What's wrong? Do you mean what you 
say? Are we, am I, in some twisted psycho- 
logical vise, dancing in the fires of madness / 
alienation ..." Excuse me while I put on black 
eyeliner and listen to Bauhaus records. The 
whole thing's like that. (JO 
PO Box 931 74 / Milwaukee, Wl 53203 

PLASTICBOMB #19/ $5.00 
11 1/2x8- printed - 1 32 pgs - German 
Call this zine the German version of Flipside, 
I say that with compliments. This issue has 
interviews with the bands Korrupt, Shityri, 
Wahre Lugen, punks in Russia, Jughead's 
Revenge plus much more. There are also 
excellent articles on Afghanistan and marijua- 
na. Finally there are just loads of music and 
zine reviews. Excellent reading here! (HH) 



Michael Will / Forststr. 71 / 47055 Duis- 
burg / Germany 

PSYCHO.MOTO #9 / $1 ppd 
5 1/2x81/2- copied - 1 4 pgs 
A very short mini-zine dedicated to further- 
ing urban legends and conspiracy theo- 
ries. Well written with a good sense of 
humor, this zine does not stray too far into 
goofy. A whole bunch of lies and rumors 
sent in by readers and gathered by the 
editors; such as "The Sexy Tart" and 
"Brushes with Fame" and "Evil Babysit- 
ter", to name a few. 
Also a comic about 
recycling and lots of 
reviews. (JF) 
45th Ave B#2/ New 
York, NY 10009- 
7450 

PTBH#2/$1 ppd 
or trade 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 
22 pgs 

There are some 
good stories in here 
like squatting in a 
bridge, using your 
nipples to clean 
CDs, childhood 
memories of hear- 
ng/saying obsceni- 
ties, a personal/ 
punk history, etc. 
There's also filler 
like the dumb Den- 
ny's interview and 
the dumpster diving 
advice to not eat rot- 
ting meat. Overall, 
I'd say there's more 

good than bad here, so trade your zine or 

whatever. (JM) 

540 E. 5th St. / Anchorage, AK 99501 

PUNK PORN #1 /$1.00? 

8 1/2x5 1/2 -copied- 16 pgs 

Short and sweet, personal writing about 

family and relationships. Also some animal 

rights, an essay about political activism, 

and the inevitable "what is punk" page. 

You could do a lot worse than this, and 

many have. (JW) 

Raynbo Novak / 309-3953 Godwin Ave. / 

Burnaby, BC / V5G 4A1 / Canada 

PUNK 101 #? / 2 stamps + donation 
5 1/2x7 1/4 -copied -34 pgs 
I'm always a little worried by zines that 
seem to consider themselves oi or what- 
ever, but this one is really good. There is a 
great piece on world hunger and it's real 
causes, an interview with Sad Society, and 
a compelling interview with Dick Lucas 
from Citizen Fish. It's like a breath of fresh 
air these days to hear from somebody so 
articulate, and the fact that he is into his 
thirties and has been in the thick of it for so 
long has got to be impressive. (GF) 
148 E Roe Blvd. / Patchogue, NY 1 1772 



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PUNK SHOCKER #7 / $2 ppd 

8 x 6 - copied - 40 pgs 
Very cool British zine - good sense of 
humor and interesting interviews with Red 
Alert, Apartment 3G, and the Cockney 
Rejects. Loads of reviews, football, beer 
and writing on punk, x-mas and selling out. 
Well done. But hey - I just don't get why 
punkboys are so into the Spice Girls. . . .(MD) 
PO Box 1TA / Newcastle Upon Tyne / 
NE99 1 TA / England 

PUNK SLOP #2 / free + 2 stamps 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 32 pgs 

This zine is hard to review: It has 32 pages, 

but the content of like 1 6. Not that the 1 6 

are bad, since they include an interview 

with the Swingin' Utters, a couple columns 

on band stuff, record reviews and some 

other interesting rants. PunkSlop\s alright 

but could have had more. (JX) 

PO Box 1 2334 / Pt Fierce, FL 34979 

RABBLE REVIEW #1 / $4 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 48 pgs 
Tom Wheeler, formerly of Out Of Bounds, 
has managed to pull together a good first 
issue. Imagine something similar to Boy- 
cott Quarterly or Alternative Press Re- 
view, but with a welcomed informal atti- 
tude at times. The thing I don't like about 
this zine is that it is exactly what you would 
expect by looking at it. The layouts and 
style are unoriginal, and the graphics over- 
used. There are a lot of big names like David 
Barsamian and John Stauber, and in some 
ways this seems like a clone of all of the 
other political, lefty type zines out there. 
It's not fresh or original, but the attitude is 
great (very enthusiastic) and the writing is 
good (the first two articles are 
about Tom's whistle-blowing 
experience, the rest are in a 
similar corporate watchdog 
vein), and I'm sure I'll add it to 
the list of zines I read regularly. 
I hope it lives up to its 
manifesto: "[Rabble Review] 
will call into question every form 
of corporate domination over 
our daily lives and challenge 
the various forms of authoritar- 
ian and social control practiced 
by business, political and cul- 
tural elites." (JA) 
PO Box 4710 / Arlington, 
VA 22204 

RED BADGE OF COURAGE #2 / 2 

stamps 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 33 pgs 
Yer basic punk zine, with stuff on the 
scene, the Spice Girls, an interview with 
Jimmy Eat World, the Dismemberment 
Plan, Squirtgun, lots of weird ads cut out 
and stuck in and an interview with himself, 
reviews. 2 complaints - in the random 
thoughts section, one of the editors ex- 
presses his desire to compete in the spe- 
cial Olympics because he's "normal" and 
could win, and the drawing of the dripping 



dick on the back inside cover. Probably pretty 

funny stuff if you're a 1 2 year old boy (or in 

70% of touring bands). (MJ) 

228-F Northpoint Ave. / High Point, NC 

27262-1016 

RIGSBY #7 / $3 ppd 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 56 pgs 
Another packed issue from the Just One Life 
collective. Columns, recipes, tons of reviews, 
and interviews with MU330, Assert, Sick Of 
It All, The Muties, and One Hit Wonder. A 
worthwhile endeavor from one of many such 
groups in the UK. (AM) 
1 42 Springfield Rd / Brighton / East Sussex 
/BN1 6BZ/UK 

ROCKET FUEL #2 / $2 ppd 

7 1/4x113/4- printed - 32 pgs 
Interviews and reviews. The questions are 
pretty much the same for all the bands - who 
writes the songs, how's your label, etc - 
except the Earth Crisis interview which is a 
good overview of what they're about. Other 
bands are Back Of Dave, Kerosene 454, 
Caulfield Records, and The Promise Ring. 
Unless you love these folks send your $2 
somewhere else. Not bad, just typical. (JM) 
Daniel Reed / PO Box 926 / Normal, IL 
61761 

ROTE KUH #7 / $4 

8x6- copied - 68 pgs - German 
In this issue of Red Cowthere are interviews 
with the Vageenas, Raped Chucks and ZSD. 
There are interesting articles about the fas- 
cist tendencies in punk, and why TV sucks. 
There are also columns, reviews, ads and lots 
of irreverent humor. (HH) 
Danny Winkler / Elsterwerdaer Str 37 / D- 
04932 Prosen / Germany 



SATURATED FAT#5/$1 
+ 2 stamps 

8 1/2x6 1/2 -copied -24 pgs 
This punk-ska zine features 
interviews with Mike Park 
from Asian Man Records, 
Spring Heel Jack, and Big- 
wig. There are also live show 
reviews, a story about blow- 
ing up a toilet with an M-80, 
info on the new Spawn mov- 
ie, Motley Crue and some 
record reviews. (TT) 
PO Box 1 1 / Lewisville, PA 



JFANZINE REVIEWS^ 




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SCAM #3 / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 60 pgs 
The first two issues of Scam will forever be in 
my memory as some of the greatest zines 
ever, so imagine my pleasure to find #3 
nestled in my review bin, the day before 
deadline! Anyway, having spent the last half 
hour trying to cram as much as I can, I think 
I can safely say that the new issue is on par 
with the others. If you read the older ones, 
you know you want this. If you're a novice, 
heed my advice and experience it now for the 
first time. Extremely well written stories of 



living cheap and trying to keep out of real 
trouble while getting in as much trouble as 
possible. The even poorer man's Comet- 
bus. Awesome. (AM) 
Recess Records / PO Box 1 1 1 2 / Tor- 
rance, CA 90505 

SCENESTER! #4 / $1 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 32 pgs 
This is one of those skimpy newsprint 
music zine deals. These always look gray 
and boring. Hey, I know Maximum is no oil 
painting in the layout department, but I 
wish people would put more imagination 
into their layouts sometimes. Especially 
when it's obvious that they have the com- 
puter equipment that makes it easier. Al- 
right, so the interviewees are Ben Weasel, 
Less Than Jake, Baby Gopal, Floorpunch, 
the Promise Ring, and Todd Bridges from 
Diff'rent Strokes, talking about that 
Show'n'Tell comp and his time in rehab. 
This zine isn't bad, it just doesn't really 
stand out. Oh, and they have a copyright 
symbol next to their title. That has to be a 
joke, right? (AM) 

Jonny Cristol / 641 Broad Acres Rd / 
Narberth, PA 1 9072 

SECOND NATURE #6 / $2/$5 world 
8 1/2x11 - offset - 88 pgs 
Holy shit. Yeah, this is one of my favorite 
zines, and it just blows me away. This issue 
has interviews with Mineral, Converge, 
Grade, Boy Sets Fire, Descendents, and 
Refused. The line up of interviews can't 
get better than this. This zine is amazing! A 
definite interview zine to say the least, and 
as more and more people jump on the 
staff, it gets better and better. Two thumbs 
up! (LU) 
PO Box 1 1 543 / Kansas City, MO 64 1 38 

79 REASONS WHY HITCHHIKING 
SUCKS / $1 

4x5 1 /2 - copied - 1 4 pgs 
I know, I know. I should of put this in my 
short reviews. This lil zine is short and nifty 
though. All it is literally, is 79 reasons why 
Andrea's recent trip sucked, they are num- 
bered, and the numbers correlate with 
photos from her trip. For example, the 
picture corresponding with "You have to 
listen to people go off on their life sto- 
ries..." is the creep who she met on the trip 
that she had to actually endure this from. 
Gee, I hope none of these people see this. 
(CW) 

Andre Wyckoff / PO Box 1 9554 / Port- 
land, OR 97280 

SHARKPOOL i M /$2 3 
8 x 6 - copied - 36 pgs 
This is great for a first issue, although the 
music it covers (mostly pop-punk) isn't 
really my cup of tea. There are interviews 
with Ten Foot Pole, Diesel Boy, No Fun at 
All and Panic. Plus there's being political 
and into pop-punk, reviews and other ran- 
dom little tidbits. The editor is also doing a 
dissertation on being a woman in the punk 



scene (write to her if you want to help!) and 
there's some writing about that in here as 
well. (MD) 

20 Grange Road / Broughton, Kettering, 
Northants / NN14 1 PH / England 

SIMBA#12/$2ppd 
8 x 6 - copied - 60 pgs 
On the one hand, I think Simba is a pretty 
cool zine. I like that Vique says what she 
feels, and fuck you if you don't like it. On 
the other hand, it's a lot of self-obsession, 
ego strokes and mental masturbation. Al- 
though, if you are going to read anyone's 
ramblings, it may as well be hers, because 
she has some good things to say. Amidst 
the smooch and telling, and the "I'm so in 
love" (that seems to be the theme this 
issue) there are some interesting challeng- 
es to how relationships and sexuality are 
and should be. I especially appreciate the 
female perspective on all this. However, 
my continual complaint is that coming from 
a feminist, this zine is all about boys\\\ 
Yuck, oh, I mean, old news. Anyway, there 
are also decent interviews with the Van 
Pelt, SaidlWas and Ink and Dagger. Check 
it out. (MD) 
PO Box 340 / Leeds LS4 2XU /England 

SIMPLE MINDED #1/2 stamps 

8 1/2-x 11 -copied- 20 pgs 

A hand written clip art riddled 20 pages of 

nonsense. A lot of times things are funny to 

just you and your friends who you are doing 

a zine with. Catch my drift? However I was 

pleased to read the flyer about the closing 

of Radio Free Hawaii. Other than that, 

there are some horoscopes and a top ten 

list. (JF) 

PO Box 1 1 81 2 / Honolulu, HI 96828 

SLAVES TO REALITY #4 / $1 or 3 

stamps 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 44 pgs 
Beware of this one, the editors claim that 
it's "open to all people and their thoughts 
and ideas" so don't blame them if they 
print stuff about "faggots", "fat chicks", 
and have comics that embody racial, reli- 
gious, and class stereotypes. They're real- 
ly pissed off about something: mostly 
straight edge, skaters, the government, 
and religious authorities. Top it off with 
some bad poetry along with the sketchy 
content, and I have to give this one thumbs 
down, baby. (KW) 
Wil/75-1195thAve./0ueens,NY11416 

SMELL OF DEAD FISH #43 / $? 

8 1/2x11 -copied -32 pgs 
New issues of this zine keep showing up 
every single month, it seems like. Although 
I find the editor's writing style approach- 
able and easy to connect with, his attitude 
on the first page that " I wrote this and this 
sucks so skip it" isjustdumb. Don'tputout 
a zine or publish your work if you don't think 
it's worth it, coz no one else will. Anyway, 
this is the contributor issue so it's much 
more hit-or-miss than the last ones I've 



seen. It's just an amalgamation of weird stuff, 

like a band's lyric sheet, paste up art, poetry, 

stories about Athens, and well, there's some 

good stuff in there - it's just a little hard to find. 

(JA) 

Skott Cowgill / PO Box 484 / Pensacola, 

FL 32597 

SOAP & SPIKES #2 / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 22 pgs 
This issue's got a good interview with the 
Demies, which you should check out if you 
wanna read about the late 70s Toronto/ 
London (ON) scene. Otherwise you get sim- 
ple mail interviews w/ Special Duties, Doom, 
NOTA and the US Bombs. Also ads and 
reviews. (JM) 

Derek Dyke- 

man/ 431 Burl- 
ington Ave. Apt. 
#2 / Burlington, 
ON/L7S1R3/ 
Canada 

SOCIAL DIS- 
EASE #17 / 

$2.50 ppd 
81/2x11 -cop- 
ied - 1 9 pgs 
New Zealand 
punk rock, poli- 
tics and what 
have you. Many 
reviews, con- 
tact addresses 
and a very 
swanky photo of 
Chaos U.K. on 
the cover - a lit- 
tle of every- 
thing, in fact. 
"100% Two Fin- 
gers in the Air Punk Rock", it says on the 
cover - that more of less sums it all up. (JH) 
PO Box 14-156 / Kilbirne, Wellington / 
Aotearoa, / New Zealand 

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING #36 / a 

stamp 

8 1/2x11- copied - 1 2 pgs 

This zine is always worth a fuckin stamp, so 

cough it up, kid. Really good quality columns 

and stories, some serious and some funny 

as hell. The shining story of this issue is 

about becoming addicted to a Dungeons 

and Dragonsesque card came. Fuckin eerie, 

man. (TT) 

51 6 3rd St NE / Massillon, OH 44646 

SOUND VIEWS #46 / $2.00 ppd 
8 1/2x11 - offset - 46 pgs 
Another entertaining issue, this one with 
the Bush Tetras (who've reunited?), Faren- 
heit 451 , the Novellas, Five Chinese Broth- 
ers, stuff on the NY Underground Film 
Festival, and more. Basically a good, di- 
verse area of coverage and a good level of 
writing - can't really ask for much more. 
Good. (JH) 

96 Henry St., 5W / Brooklyn, NY 11201- 
1713 



JFANZINE REVIEWS^ 




SPANK #21 /$2ppd 
8 1/2x11 - offset - 48 pgs 
This is a really well done music mag. Inter- 
views with Jody Blyle (Team Dresch, Ha- 
zel), Gnomes of Zurich, Pond, The Van 
Pelt and Crank! records. Plus the usual 
reviews ads etc. My favorite part was the 
special review section for the really shitty 
records, subtitled "thanks for the jewel 
cases". (GF) 

1 004 Rose Ave. / Des Moines, IA 5031 5- 
3000 

STRANDED #1/? 

5 1/2x81/2- copied - 64 pgs 
This zine is a bit of a mixed bag and if you 
don't live in Columbus, Ohio, chances are 
you won't get some 
of the jokes. That's 
not to say there's 
not flashes of bril- 
liance here and 
there. The piece ar- 
guing that Charles 
Manson wasn't 
such a bad guy was 
hilarious as was the 
"Crap Poetry" sec- 
tion. Along with 
these and a couple 
other short pieces 
there's record re- 
views and band in- 
terviews. Not bad 
for a first issue. 
(RM) 

91 E. Patterson / 
Columbus, OH 
43202 

STUCK #1 / $1 

ppd 

8 1/2x5 1/2 -copied -20 pgs 
Lewis explains his reelings on being a High 
School geek. His approach is interesting: 
crude, short comics followed by lengthy 
explanations of those comics. The comics 
are mainly commentaries on the sad state 
of social interaction, especially getting 
picked on for not fitting in. I kinda thought 
the comics spoke for themselves, but for 
people who can't relate as easily, the 
explanations are clear and well written. 
Comes with a killer military style patch that 
says, "GEEK". (TT) 

Lewis Houston / RR #1 Box 1 168 / Ne- 
scopeck, PA 1 8635 

STUPID OVER YOU #2 / $4 

8 x 6 - copied - 1 00 pgs - German 
This fanzine leans towards the oi/ska side 
of punk with this issue mentioning lots of 
bands and where they have played about in 
Germany. There is also plenty of zine and 
record reviews, plus what's happening in 
the world of soccer. (HH) 
Marko Drawe (Fiedler) / Schwedter Str 94 
/ 17291 Prenzlau / Germany 

SUPPLICANT #2 /$1 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 48 pgs 



This magazine is on the cusp of funny/ 
annoying, depends I imagine on the time of 
day you read it. While in the vein of this 
magazine, it does seem to have a good 
cross section of columnists and interview- 
ers - NYC style. Interviews include the 
Descendents, Disenchanted, Milhouseand 
Swingin' Utters. Oh yes, and the ever 
present record reviews. 
PO Box 86 1 9 / New York, NY 1 01 1 6 

TAIL SPINS #29 / $3 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - offset - 92 pgs 
Another issue of Tail Spins, off to a rocking 
start with the excellent cover art, a drawing 
by Brian Ralph (.Fireball) of a couple of 
lunatic BMXers on a rampage through an 
apocalyptic city scene. The rest of the zine 
lives up to it, with the usual mix of offbeat 
articles and dedicated music coverage. 
Sometimes I thinkthey actually spend more 
time on their reviews than the releases 
merit, but I work at MRR, where four lines 
on a record review is verbose. Anyway, 
this time around the articles are on Blax- 
ploitation movies, a 1 9th Century savage, 
and an account of one American college 
student who was 
stalked by an English 
woman during a term 
there. The musical 
diversions are provid- 
ed by Dianogah, the 
Spider Babies, and 
Los Straitjackets. 
Great zine. (AM) 
PO Box 1860/ Evan- 
ston, IL 60204 

3RD GENERA- 
TION NATION #8 

/$4 

11 1/2 x8- printed - 
52 pgs - German 
My rave zine this 
month, especially 
with its uncluttered 
lay-out. There are in- 
terviews with the 
Drones, Manic His- 
panic, Screeching 
Weasel, Chinese 
Takeaway and Bad 
News. There is also 
an excellent article on 
a 1979 Clash tour in America. And finally 
there are plenty of music reviews. (HH) 
Ralf Hunebeck / Muhlenfeld 59 / 45472 
Mulheim / Germany 

TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN #2 / $3.95 

8 1/2x11 - printed - 32 pgs 
I used to read a lot of comic books as a kid 
so I was happy to see this show up in my 
bin. This fine, full- color comic documents 
the trials and tribulations of Too Much 
Coffee Man using single page stories as 
opposed to a single story that runs the 
length of the comic. The art work reminded 
me of The Tick where as the humor is 
reminiscent of Ripoff Comics (The Freak 



Brothers ect...). Great! (RM) 

Adhesive Comics / PO Box 5372 / Austin, 

TX 78763 

TRAILER TRASH #9 / $2 ppd 

5 1/2x8 1/2 -copied -92 pgs 
Thank you. This zine is rad. It's the work 
issue, focusing on ways to survive while 
working less — right on. There are also pieces 
on CB radios and lesbian TV characters, but 
the work pieces are the shit. Some first hand 
work horror stories, overall philosophies about 
work and why it sucks (in the lifetime sense, 
not the obvious day to day misery) and some 
ideas and advice on how to live full healthy 
lives without being a wage slave. Of course, 
the more people who clue in to this, the 
harder it may get for those of us who have 
always tried to slide by without working, but 
I think everyone has a right to full time lazi- 
ness. (GF) 
PO Box 864 / Cantonment, Fl_ 32533 

TRIPPA #7 / free 

8 1/2x11 - newsprint - 24 pgs - Italian 
General ant-establishment sort of thang with 
interviews with the Burning Heads, Los Fas- 

tidios, and the 
New Bomb 
Turks; film-mak- 
er Mario Mero- 
la; and some per- 
sonals ads that I 
hope aren't sup- 
posed to be se- 
rious. Not bad. 
(TD) 

BalliniSteffano/ 
Via Mocale 79 / 
50028 Tavar- 
nelleV.P./Firen- 
ze / Italy 

THE TROU- 
BLE WITH 
NORMAL #29 

/$1 + stamps 
8 1/2x5 1/5 - 
copied - 52 pgs 
In some ways 
it's always re- 
warding to see a 
zine which has 
made it through 
such a high num- 
ber of issues, because so few zine editors 
stick it out through the lean years. However, 
this turned out to pretty much be a bunch of 
show reviews, a short interview with Zen 
Guerrilla, an interview with Dwindle, reviews, 
and a little bit of political writing. Too much 
white space, and not enough substance. 
(JA) 
PO Box 329 / Columbia, MO 65205 

TRUST #64 / $4 

1 2 x 8 - printed - 68 pgs - German 
As always Trust comes across as a quality 
zine. This issue showcases Jello Biafra, and 
the bands, Lighting Beatman, Jon Spencer 
Blues Explosion, and Integrity. There are 



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columns, articles, plenty of reviews and of 

course gig dates. Trust is now on the 

internet at http://planetsound.de/media/ 

trust. (HH) 

Postfach 43 11 48 / 86071 Augsburg / 

Germany 

UNDER 18 #4/ $2 ppd 

7x8 1 /2 - copied - 64 pgs 
Inane hand drawn comix, Black Army Jack- 
et, Anti-product, Flux of Disorder, Doom, 
Gasp, and Bomb Squadron. Pretty stan- 
dard fare but for the multiple page reprints 
of Winnie the Pooh (with a mohawk natch) 
and the Smurf puzzles. (AR) 
1215 Ronan Avenue / Wilmas, CA 90744 

URLO #17/ HATE # 7 / $3 
8 1/2x11 - printed - 64 pgs - Italian 
Two zines in one, like those kids books 
where you turn it over and the back of the 
book is an upside-down cover. Urlo con- 
tains an article on the garage scene in Italy, 
interviews with the Others, Cripple Bas- 
tards, Lilith, Crummy Stuff, demo tape 
reviews, and more; Hate has an article on 
Australian punk bands, a feature on blues 
giant Slim Harpo, and more record re- 
views. (TD) 

Pierluigi Bella / Via Vidaschi 1 1 B / 001 52 
Roma / Italy 



WE DON'T KNOW YET #6 / $2 ppd 

8 1/2x11 - copied - 32 pgs 
This looks like an okay rag, but there is a lot 
of wasted white space. I hate that! Inside 
has mediocre interviews with UK Subs, 
Billy Childish, Shonen Knife, and more. I 
would have liked to see the interviews go 
way in depth, and tackle as much as pos- 
sible. Why not go for the gusto if you are 
interviewing bands that are of this caliber? 
Not the worst, but with improvement and 
more time this could be a very impressive 
zine. (LU) 
PO Box 16120 /St. Paul, MN 551 16 

WOUNDIG#1 /trade or $1.50 
5 1/2x81/2- photocopied - 52 pgs 
Neat personal zine with some cool com- 
ics, vegan recipes, and lots of writing. Just 
stuff about interpersonal relationships, a 
hiking trip, friends and a debate about gun 
control. There's just something very sin- 
cere about this zine that I liked. (MD) 
Kristy / 1 04 Union St. / Nelson, BC / V1 L 
4A2 / Canada 

ZINE VERGUENZA #2 & 3 / $ 3 

8 1/2x6- copied - 24 pgs - Spanish 
This small zine from the Caribbean blends 
anti-fascism (that is anti -US imperialism) 
and punk rock very well. There are inter- 
views with the bands Demencia Masiva, 
Tonito Experiencia, Lopo Drido and Lakkra. 
This zine is probably the best place for 
making contact with the Puerto Rican 
scene. (HH) 

Calle 7 C-19 Metropolis / Carolina, PR 
00987 



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ANGELHEART #8 / $2 ppd 
Page after page of tiny type and minimalist 
layout from Finland. Kesko, Global Holo- 
caust, Tuomiopaivan Lapset and more. 
J-P Muikku / Kotaniementie 47 / 83960 
Koli / Finland 

ANTI-SOCIAL #1 / stamps 
Stories about drinking, Taco Bell, ageism, 
interviews with Schlong and the Roswells, 
punk rock pick up lines and a convict's 
psychological report. 
Ryan Kennedy / 1919 Ridgehurst Dr. / 
"Wickliffe. OH 44092 

BLACKLIST / stamps 

Interviews with Avail, show pics, columns, 

record reviews. 

PO Box 1431 / Ojai, CA 93024 

BLIND AND LOST #1 / $.50 ppd 

Small and pretty short. I found some humor 
in here, but not much else. Cut and paste 
to the max! 
4 Roosevelt Ave. / Mystic, CT 06355 

BLIND TO FAITH #2 / $1 ppd 

An OK music-type zine with record reviews 
and interviews with Asshole Parade, In/ 
humanity and Fang. 
PO Box 771296 / Lakewood, OH 44107 

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After more than 8 years and 50 issues, 
Earquake is one of the best French zines. 
Sober but punctual, full of info and quality 
interviews, it was about time to interview 
Fred who has a lot of interesting things to 
say about what punk is in one's everyday 
life. Interview conducted thru email by Le 
Bouffon for the French zine L'Oreille 
Cassee (Broken Ear) in January '97. 
MRR: Could you briefly introduce Ear- 
quake? Where does the name come from? 
When 1 started the zine, some friends and me 
had had this idea for 2 or 3 years. We had done 
the mock-up of a first issue that we never 
printed. It taught me that you need a minimum 
of organization to do the things well. So a year 
later, when we finally felt ready, I bought a 
typewriter and before you know it, the first 
issue was done in one weekend with scissors 
and glue. We've done 50 copies that we sent a 
bit everywhere waiting for answers with impa- 
tience. I wanted to call it Earthquake because a 
week before there had been a giant earthquake 
in India, and on the cover there was a picture of 
a collapsed building. I cut some letters out of 
the newspaper, and stupidly I pasted the "q" 
right after the "r". When I realized it, I thought 
it was as good because it was playing on words. 
The flyers had been written with earthquake 
written on them, ha, ha. Some find the name 
stupid while others, me included, like it. I think 
it's interesting because it's not stuck in the 
punk/hc style and the name gives a connotation 
that we can (or we should) have when listening 
to he, especially the good old school that I like 
more than anything else, like Black Flag's 
"Police Story". Earthquake is stupid because it 
sounds bad in French and alot of people don't 
know how to pronounce it. 
MRR: How did you become a punk? 
I'd say naturally (as the opposite of overnight 
like so many kids nowadays who arrive in a 
scene that's already organized and take it for 
granted). When I was 1 2, someone offered me 
a tape recorder and a radio. I started to listen to 
some music and to record some tapes by plac- 
ing the like close to the speaker. And every- 
thing I was recording was the heaviest songs 
because it was the disco/new wave ear at that 
moment. I liked the English bands like the 
Pistols, Buzzcocks, CIash...and especially the 
French bands because there was a show on 
Saturday afternoons where a guy was playing 
all these great bands like Orchestra Rouge Sax 
Pustuls, Marquis de Sade, Starshooter, Little 
Bob, Bijou, WC3, Taxi Girl, LSD...and on tv 
there was a big show called "Les Enfants Du 
Rock". Every week, they were going to a 
different city to shoot some local bands in their 
garage, in a pub, in the street... The scene was 
smaller then but I remember that with emotion. 
Young French punks drool when you tell them 
that you could see Barrikads, Camera Silens 
Collabos, No Fuck BB...on tv. You could see 
also Black Flag, the Vandals, the Dead Milk- 
men... At that time, I went to highschool with 
all these bands' names written on my jacket. I 
ended up in a gang with some boys and girls 
like me. We created some bands, read some 
zines and the anarchist press, ran some squats 
-a marvelous place with rooms to sleep and 
rehearse, a fire place, a library with stolen 
books (shoplifting was our favorite sport). We 
escaped often from school, bought some beer, 
browsed in the city in our multicolored outfit 
fighting with hard rockers and hippies. They 
were great times also because some of the best 



records came out at that moment in France (Cha- 
os en France, Komintern Sect, Reich Orgasm...), 
in the US, in UK and a bit after we got the first 
records from New Wave Rec. featuring new 
French bands and bands from the East Block. It 
was a real blow out and it was very exciting 
because even if a lot of punks intellectuals today 
think that this period was negative (even if most 
of them weren't here at that time) they'll hate me 
for what I've just said and for the bands I've 



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named. We were very united and passionate by 
the contacts we could have all over the world. 
People hated us and we loved that, today being 
punk is cool... 

MRR: Why did you choose to make a zine 
rather than something else? Where does your 
taste for the written language come from? 
Of course before writing, I love reading. Very 
early I started to read a lot of zines, and with our 
band we'd send some tapes a bit everywhere. We 
loved to be interviewed and tell our bullshit to the 
people we would never have met. It gave us the 
impression to have some friends everywhere and 
that our gang was covering the entire world. A lot 
of people involved in zines also had a band so we 
thought of doing a zine. When we finally put out 
the first issue of Earquake, the first band inter- 
viewed was...ours! Not very ethical. I like zines 
and all the non conventional literature. I keep the 
best space for them in the zine, right in the middle 
and with some longer reviews, not just to say 
what's inside and what's the price. About writ- 
ing, in fact I rarely write some articles, I can't 
consider interviews like writings because it's the 
others who express themselves, not me So only 
the reviews are written by me, I like to describe 
the music with words because it's easy. 
MRR: You've found a format that you've 
kept, not only the size but also the contents of 
the zine. What could be the evolution for Ear- 
quake? 
The size is the same since the beginning except 



that there' s more pages now. The size is one of 
the things why it took me a while before to put 
out the first issue. It's sophisticated nor special 
but for me, it's the one that's more simple and 
adaptable. It's small because most of them are 
mailed, it fits in a small envelope, and an A4 
can be folded in 2 because it's the standard 
format for xerox machines. The small divides 
all the expenses by 2. The only negative point 
is that it limits the freedom for the layout. So 
I have to keep a strict structure (2 or 3 col- 
umns), but it's also a good way to stay read- 
able. I thought of changing a couple of time, 
sure it was more beautiful but it was also more 
annoying to put together and more expensive 
For the contents, it's the same thing, I thinkit's' 
the most efficient, and it gives some space for 
the news. I try to talk about everything by 
alternating news tidbits with rapid access to 
the addresses, and interviews that you can take 
your time to read. I don't foresee any evolution 
for the moment, I've tried some other layouts 
and sizes but it didn't work out that well. 
MRR: How many copies? Do a lot of them 
get distributed thru your mailorder? How 
many are sent to foreign countries? 
Right now, I print 800 copies. I sell directly 
around 200 of them via mailorder, during the 
gigs, and through the subscribers. The rest 
goes through around 30 distributors in France 
Switzerland, and Belgium. Some are 
mailorders, some others are record stores, con- 
cert associations, bands or individuals who 
sell it m theircity, their school... Abroad I have 
some subscribers and some distributors in the 
French speaking countries (like Canada). I 
also have some subscribers in the US, UK 
Germany, Italy, even in Malaysia: some peo- 
ple who only want the addresses, who under- 
stand French a little, or French people leaving 
abroad. And, of course, I send a copy to all the 
bands and all the labels that are interviewed/ 
reviewed (at least I try). It's like 100 of them 
that are going all over the world like that 
MRR: What do you think of the recent 
punk fashion and have you felt some influ- 
ences on the zine? 

First, there are 2 aspects of the punk fashion- 
there are all the bands a la Offspring/Green 
Day who are aired on theradio, and that fill the 
streets with students or rich kids (sometimes 
both) wearing Scottish pants and doc martens 
That doesn't interest me and that makes me 
sad. Not so long ago, when we met a guy like 
that, he either crossed the street or we'd kick 
his ass and steal his shoes (now I'm alone in 
my district and I'm quite short). And then 
there's the nostalgia with its rereleases of good 
and bad records from the 80' s. Well, I like that 
because it reminds me of my childhood and I 
can finally listen to some rare records but that 
too starts to suck. The problem is that the 
young bands are totally forgotten and interest 
nobody, or they just try to copy the old ones to 
attract people. Anyway good old punk and oi 
are still my favorites. I think that the success of 
the "revival" is also the result of acertain scene 
that was loosing itself going in every direction 
without finding its real way (nothing remains 
from the grind wave, the UK he/peace punk 
fills up the second hand record stores, not to 
speak about the avant garde emo-core or the 
noisy-grunge...). I felt no influence on the 
zine, some people even complain that I talk too 
much about this punk scene. I think that the 
punk buffoons don't read zines anyway, thank 
god. As for the 80's neo-punks, they buy the 



zine for the cover (like for their records actual- 
ly), so they prefer big fonts with Exploited 
interviews, some pictures of spiked hair guys 
and skulls, or else it's not punk! 
MRR: How do you see the influences of this 
fashion on the French scene? 
It's hard to say, things are going very fast... As 
I said before, bands are gonna have to respect 
some exterior criteria like the outfit, the 
sound.. .in order to please. But there can be a 
positive element in the way we' re going back to 
a root of punk that's gonna change us from the 
noisy/emo thing that' s not always great. But I ' m 
afraid that this influence will be negative too 
because most of the people interested in this 
kind of stuff are usually superficial (clothes, 
jackets, mongoloid attitude). I'm afraid it'll kill 
punk again as a living movement and that it'll 
survive only as a postcard thing like rockabilly. 
But after all , like the song says "punk rock: born 
'76, died 76". The worst part is that nothing 
new seems to appear that has a real positive 
energy right now. Each sub movement secures 
itself only by rejecting the others, I think. 
MRR: Do you think that punk is a counter- 
culture that self satisfies itself? 
I guess what I said before means yes. But there 
will be always some exciting bands and in all 
the scenes that I have criticized before, you 
have some sincere people who keep the faith 
that moves mountains. It' s an easy feeling to be 
blase or cynical, it's true that you have to point 
at the abuses that fragilize the scene and make 
it older, but we have to encourage the "youth" 
(in the spirit, not the age) because punk has to 
remain young, rebellious, provocative, inso- 
lent, itchy, like the people who make it happen. 
I think that if we have this revival right now, 
it's because a lot of active people are getting 
old (me included?) and they want their little 
piece of comfort, their little records delivered 
at home, to meet and stay among people like 
themselves, their little routine beer/docs/nice 
gig evening, not too much politics nor rants. 
MRR: How can the movement and the scene 
open themselves on a larger audience with- 
out selling out their soul? 
"Why do people hate us?". It's clear, it can't. It 
must not. Why are we "punks" and involved in 
the scene? Because like every adolescent, we 
were fighting against ourselves. Then we were 
attracted by a movement that appeared nihilis- 
tic to us, and at the same time, ends up in 
calming these pulsions through contacts with 
people who have the same problem. When you 
fight with yourself, you're fighting against the 
entire world. We find ourselves in a movement 
that criticizes it and refuses it. To open our- 
selves to the world would mean to make peace 
with it and to accept the fact that it rules. But it 
doesn't. When you're in peace with the world, 
you are old and not at all punk anymore. If 
everybody hate us, we are on the right way. 
MRR: 2 questions a la Earquake: what is 
the most embarrassing record you have in 
your collection? what is the record you'll 
still listen to when you'll be 80? 
There's no record in my collection that embar- 
rasses me except some that I got as gifts (like 
a Depeche Mode' s double live album) because 
I only buy the records I like (if I don't, I sell, 
trade or offer them). But I must admit that 
there's a bunch of records that could shock 
people that I might let see my collection.. .and 
I think that's the sense of your question. I think 
what would annoy the readers the most is a CD 
compilation of Public Enemy (not the Ameri- 



can rap band). About what I'll listen to at 80 (may 
god hear you), maybe it' 11 be Black Flag's "Loose 
Nut", my favorite record. 
MRR: How much time do you spend on the 
zine and do you do in your "free" time? 
In fact, it varies from one issue to another, the 
pages can go from 24 to 32 and if some people 
help me or not. The reviews are more time con- 
suming. Mt free time is devoted to (in order of 
importance): listening to music, reading, meeting 
some friends, playing my guitar, swimming, 
cooking, visiting some places, walking, doing 
nothing and going to some gigs. And as this free 
time is short, I try not to waste it by getting in a 
pub, smoking, drinking... 
MRR: Mean question: How come so many 
punks are teachers as they are always criticiz- 
ing the educational system? (any explanation 
about changing the system from the inside will 
be refused) 

I don't have the impression that punks have 
criticized education so much, at least less that 
other institutions like the police, the army or the 
government. In fact, there' s not so many punks in 

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education, I know around 10 of them and among 
them a lot are in unstable condition. People who 
are curious are always attracted by studies but 
what to do after? Lawyer, banker, salesperson? 
Teaching is still a job where you exploit nobody 
and where you can even get the illusion of giving 
something to others. Of course, in the beginning, 
you get the impression you'll be able to change 
things from the inside, although in fact you'rejust 
a brick in the wall that continues the system. But 
I think that someone who chooses to become a 
teacher when he has a good level of education is 
someone who chooses not to turn his back on his 
(social) class. He's gonna get a minimum wage 
and will keep in touch with his origins as the 
dream of most is to geta well paidjob and to move 
to a more affluent district. There are some dis- 
tricts where cops never go but teachers are going 
there every day. I often criticize the education but 
more for the system by itself because I think that 
education is fundamental for any individual and 
it's impossible to learn alone. Punk and teacher 
are not non-compatible. Or then punk and stu- 
dent, punk and mechanic, punk and cannabis 
dealer are also. I think that it changes a lot of 
things in the human relationship with the stu- 
dents. I think they appreciate the difference. The 
real changes only happen in the everyday life, 
between individuals, I'm sure of that. We also 



provide a sane lack of respect for hierarchy 
that is a real break in the school system. School 
is not such a bad place. Most people who leave 
school early regret it when they have to humil- 
iate themselves in front of bureaucrats in order 
to get their welfare money, when they have to 
face some crazy cops, some bosses or supervi- 
sors ready to treat them like shit, a sergeant, or 
to face a frozen tool on a construction site at 6 
in a winter morning. I think that most of the 
teachers are intelligent and don't take advan- 
tage of their power on kids. Some others in the 
same situation would do that, just think of the 
private schools, police, corporations. ..And 
compared to some other professions, they 
have a certain social conscience (without be- 
ing revolutionary, but how would you qualify 
your co-workers?). And then why are there so 
many unemployed punks paid by the state 
when they criticize it? And some many who 
are exploited in factories when they criticize 
Capitalism? Honestly, I think it's job where 
you can put in practice some principles of 
tolerance, equality, improvement of your rela- 
tionship with others, and face reality with your 
nice principles. And it ' s not as obvious or easy 
as from your chair or from your rebellious 
student bedroom. This job is useful, it's not q 
parasite nor an easy job like some executives, 
politicians or culture representatives (and 
when I hear the word "culture", I grab my Piss 
Drunks records). 

MRR: What's the future for Earquake? 
It's not a question that concerns me. When 
Earquake will stop it's because I'll be fed up 
with it, so I'll have no regrets. I think there's a 
bright future forthe zine as my life has become 
more stable. I've continued it although I had to 
change job several times, sometimes within 
the year, sometimes without getting any mon- 
ey, and even when I had to go to the army. So 
maybe I'll try to get more people involved in 
the zine, I don't know, I don't plan ahead, the 
zine changes by itself. 
MRR: Hey, last one: Punk, what is it? 
Nobody can pretend to know what punk i s, and 
everybody has the right (and the duty) to 
formulate its own definition, so here's mine 
for what it's worth. I'll try to be short, cause an 
entire zine wouldn't be enough. The more you 
think you reach the punk concept and the more 
it seems to escape from you. Punk is a whole 
thing. It's in you and outside of you and that's 
why it brings a feeling of harmony in you. It's 
an attitude, a philosophy, but not something 
you strictly follow like a religion or a political 
theory but more something in which you find 
yourself daily, through some insignificant 
facts or important decisions. It' s a burning fire 
that pushes you, always to the discovery and 
unknown, far from conformity and comfort 
(material or intellectual). On the musical side, 
It's a musical style or more a way to make 
music, to create in general, and that gives you 
a certain feeling, the same one that'll guide 
your life. In fact, punk is to apprehend the 
world, in always questioning, starting by one- 
self of course. 

MRR: Feel free to conclude. 
Thank you and L'oreille Cassee as well as all 
the people who keep the faith. And as la Souris 
Deglinguee used to say "Salut, les copains, 
vas-y, vas-y leve ton poing, montre leur 
qu't'es avec eux". Oi, mates, go on, go on, 
raise your fist, show them you're with them. 
Earquake - Fred Leca - Le Mesnil - 88160 
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Finally out 1 

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Crunch Time- LP/CD 
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Oddities & 
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22 Songs, all the B-. 
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70'S AND 80'S English punk collection 
for sale! I need money and I have good 
stuff. Please send S.A.S.E. for list of my 
collection. I have collected this stuff 
over 20 years of dedicated punk rock- 
ncss. I also need Special Duties records 
and singles. Also have nice leather jack- 
et with a lot of hardware and paint on 
it for sale. Beautiful punk leather. 
George Korth / 6255 Rancho Mission 
Rd. #323 / San Diego, CA 92108. (619) 
282-0719 



ONE WAY SYSTEM, Disorder, Varuk- 
ers, Oi Polloi, Vice Squad, Peter & the 
T.T. Babies, Crass, Casualities, Obnox- 
ious!, Special Duties, English Dogs, 
Conflict, Originals "Riot City Records", 
LPs and EPs. Distribution list d.i.y. 
& no profit! EP from $2! and LP from 
"1\ (+postage). Send an I.R.C. to: Fight 
45 Records / 19 Rue Germain Pilon / 
75018 Paris / France 



THE ATARIS-"Anvwhere But Here" 
Full length out now! CD-S10.CS/LP- 
S8 Catchy pop-punx with ex-Lag Wag- 
on 20 songs wilh lot's of hooks and a 
.lawbreaker cover. Kris, 417 Milton 
Ave., Anderson, IN 46012. 



SELL/TRADE-over 2000 singles. Lots 
of Subpop, Amrep, CZ, west coast hard- 
core. Two stamps for list. Looking for 
any (LP/7") by Guitar Gangsters, Spe- 
cial Duties and Barbed Wire. Also Bat- 
tle of Disarm, early 80's Japanese hard- 
core (Outo/Confuse). Glenn, Box 351, 
Boise, Idaho 83702. 



WANTED YUGOSLAVIAN records- 
Any style, but mostly punk, new wave, 
r'n'r, alternative, psychedelic-bands 
such as Pekinska Patka, Paraf, Prlja- 
vo Kazaliste, Luna, La Strada, Sarlo 
Akrobata. Predrag Delibasich, 26/58 
King George St., Victoria Park, Aus- 
tralia. 



THE NOTHINGS - Greatest misses 7" 
no redeeming social value whatsoev- 
er. Five stars says this critic." - Maxi- 
mum RocknRoll. $3.50 US/$4 Canada/ 
$5 world. Buy now. 



WANTED: Odd Numbers: "So Many 
Girls" 7", Suicide Machines/Humble 
Gods: split 7", MIA: "Murder In A For- 
eign Land" lp, and.any records or mem- 
orabilia of Venom, Celtic Frost, or Ma- 
donna ( pins, posters, 45's, lp's, etc.). I 
have lots to trade, or I will pay cash. 
Write to Erik H., 3838 Dearborn', Roch- 
ester Hills, MI 48309. Your list gets 



WANTED!! Xtra verts-Blank Genera- 
tion, Mad-Eyeball, Fun 4 7", Nasty 
Facts 7", Rowdies 7", Xpress 7", Fun 
things 7", Absenteese 7", Razar 7", Jer- 
mz 7", Regal Zone 7", Stever Sharp '& 
T.C.C 7", Fast Cars 7", etc. Please send 
me your list!!! Satoshi Sasaki, 7-22-3 
Gumizawa, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama- 
shi, Kanagawa, 245, Japan. 



NOCLASS two song tape only $3. Really 
fucking fast punk rock. East Bay hardcore 
getting beat up by the Casualties, Pins, patch- 
es & stickers available. Violent Society likes 
us, need I say more?? Noclass, PO Box 6165, 
Rome GA 30165. Oh yeah, fuck you! 



NEW DEMONS 7" "Electrocute". Punk 
fuking rock from Sweden's new rock and 
roll gods. Available now on ruff-nite 
records only $3 N. America/$5 World. An- 
tiseen "Here to Ruin your Groove" lp $6 
N. America/$11 world prices ppd. Cash/ 
Money Orders payable to: Mike Cooper/ 
3249 Roses St./Phila, PA 19134 



ATTENTION CHEAP FUCKERS: Anti- 
seen "Groove" lp $6 N.A./$11 world De- 
mons 7" Buzzcrusher EP, Seducer/ 
Buzzcrusher, Antiseen/Rancid Vat and 
Limecell/Savage 3D split 7"s on Ruff- 
Nite Records. 1st 7" $3 N.A./$5 world, 
each additional $2/$3.50 ppd. Cash/Mon- 
ey Orders to: Mike Cooper/3249 Roses St./ 
Phila.,PA 19134/USA 



CANADIAN PUNK VIDEO Punk '76-79 
Much Music feature 1992. The Last Pogo 
documentary. Crash and Burn 1978 film, 
more! 2 hours TDK-EHG. $20 money or- 
der to: Jim Russo/7314 Rockwell #2/Phi- 
la., PA 19111. Catalog: two stamps. Amer- 
ican video format only! 



CRAMPS VIDEO COMP! Rust Dutch TV 
1990, Request video 1992, Blue Spotlight 
1995, Aussie and Euro mtv features, 
more! 2 hours TDK-EHG $20 money or- 
der to: Jim Russo/7314 Rockwell #2/ Phil- 
adelphia, PA 1911. American video 



BALL PEEN COMPANION - The debut 
album by Rompecabeza is out now! "Mu- 
sic for and about truck drivers with crabs 
that have to keep on moving". Interested 
in ads, interviews, and reviews in all your 
dirty zines. Send ad rates and any other 
info to Rompecabeza c/o Huel Records, 
PO Box 21134, Winston-Salem, NC 
27120-1134; or e-mail us at huel@aol.net 



LOOKING FOR ANY live/demos/rare 
tapes of Extorts, Enzymes, Slinkees, Un- 
touchables, Void, or any other early DC 
bands especially Teen Idles California 
dates. Have lots to trade. Scott, 25 S. 
Church Rd. #62, Maple Shade NJ 08052 



ALL EIGHT DIFFERENT Killer issues. 
$8.00 USA/$10.00 Canada-Mexico-South 
America/$15.00 elsewhere. #1213 -(current) 
Clown Alley ($5/$7/$10). #1 1 Blue Collar ($4/ 
$6/$8). #910-Black Flag($4/$6/$8). #8 - ear- 
ly Mighty Sphincter($2/$3/$5). #7- Hates($2/ 
$3/$5). #6-early Impulse Manslaughter^/ 
$3/$5). #5-FatalError($2/$3/$5). #4-Soldier 
Dolls($l/$2/$3). Famous Hardcore of Punk- 
land t-shirts. Ultimate DIY shirt 
reads: "Anti-EMI, anti-Caroline, anti-Ma- 
jor Label. " Printed black on white large size 
only. ($12/$15/$18). US postal money order, 
concealed cash or ire's. Famous Hardcore 
of Punkland (payable to) Craig Hill, POB 
987, San Carlos CA 94070. Next issue dead- 
line, march 15th 1998. No checks! 



EUROPEAN & JAPANESE HC clas- 
sics for trade/sale: BGK, Pandemoni- 
um, Crude SS, Shitlickers, Tervet Ka- 
det, Bannlyst, Zyklome A, CCM, 
Negazione, Wretched, Malinheads, 
Kaaos, Kohu 63, Heresy, Varukers, 
Ripcord, Amebix, Larm, Outo, Gism, 
Systematic Death, and lots more. Rare 
Dischord/T & G stuff wanted! ! Send 2 
ire's to J. Reitz, Breul 35, 48043 Mun- 
ster, Germanv. 



RARE PUNKROCK FOR trade/ 
sale: Heart Attack 7", Lewd 7", Mag- 
gots 7", DOA 7"'s. Sado Nation 7", 
Mad-FriedEgg7", KFC 7 " , Aheads 7 " , 
Big Balls lp, Kriminella Gitarrer 7", 
Paere Punks lp, Napalm-2nd 7", Rock- 
ers-Comp. lp, Frantix 7"'s, Ebba Gron 
7 " 's, Starshooter lp, Panic lp, Ivy Green 
lp, Vopo's 1st lp, Siniestro Total-lst lp 
and lots more. Send 2 ire's for complete 
list to J. Reitz, Breul 35, 48143 Mun- 
ster, Germany.. 



RARE! UKPUNK&OI! for trade/sale: 
Abrasive Wheels, Blitz, 4 Skins, Busi- 
ness, Cock Sparrer, Cocknev Rejects, 
Strength Thru Oi!, Oi! The Album, 
United Skins, Infra Riot, Oppressed, 
Partisans, Red Alert, Red London, An- 
tisocial, Criminal Class and more. Send 
2 ire's for complete list to J. Reitz, Breul 
35, 48143 Munster, Germany. 



CANADIAN PUNKS! For a free cata- 
logue featuring tonnes and tonnes of 
kick ass punk rock records from too 
many labels to mention at rock bottom 
prices, write to: 1000 Leafs, County 
Fair P.O., PO Box 23017, Thunder Bay, 
ON, P7B 1KO. 



MUSIC I'M LOOKING for: Token En- 
try LP's (not Jay Bird, or W.O.T.W.) 
S.C.U.M. LP 1st Inferno LP, anything 
by M4 Alice. I will buy or possibly trade 
for any of this music. If not, just make 
a copy of it on tape and I'll buy it. Tim 
Eiswirth, 2459 Eastill Dr., Jacksonville, 
FL 32211. 



MUSIC I'M LOOKING for: Special 
Forces LP, Stretch Marks LP, Raped | 
Teenagers - I Kraftans Klor, N.O.T.A. 
7"s, Bimbo Shrineheads - 7" (not iimel 
da una rabia). I will buy or possibly I 
trade for any of this music. If not, just I 
make me a copy of it on tape and I'll | 
buy it. Tim Eiswirth, 2459 Eastill Dr., 
Jacksonville, FL 32211. 



BANDS SEND TAPES for upcoming 
comps and to be added to my tape dis- 
tro.. All tapes will be responded to . 
Send $1 for catalog to Josh PO Box 
6165*RomeGA 30162. 



007 RECORDS - Sgt. 6 Assault - "5 
out" 7" blue vinyl ltd to 700, Short 
Fuses - "Ride Me" 7" red, ltd to 500, 
Sgt 6 Assault fan club 7" ltd to 300 
greeen. All $4ppd each. Chris, 534 
E. 14th St. #15 , NY, NY 10009 
USA. 



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NERVOUS BREAKDOWN FANZINE 

#3. Includes interviews w/ The Misfits, 
Electric Frankenstein, and more. Comes 
with a 35 song CD w/ Electric Franken- 
stein, Blanks 77, Violent Society, Neu- 
rotiks, All Day and many more. Only$6. 
9397TartanViewDr., Fairfax, VA 22032 



(WANTED: LPS & 7" on the labels Crass, 
ICorpus Christi, Mortarhate & Spiderleg. 
[Bands like DIRT, The Mob, Icons Of 
iFilth, Omega Tribe, Amebix, Poison 
IGirls, Flux Of Pink Indians & Rudimen- 
tary Peni. Send reasonable (I don't want 
Ito pay $20 for a fucking 7") replies to 
iJeramy, 770 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, 
lOR 97402 



THE EXCREMENTS are a DIY hardcore 
punk band that needs more shows in 
Southern California. We also have mer- 
chandise so buy some! Bands, bookers, 
promoters, venues, punks, please write! 
Please book us shows ! Excrements/ 1965 
Canyon Dr./ LA, CA 90068. Bands, la- 
bels... wanna trade tapes? 



PLEASE HELP ME find the fallowing 
items: Stretchheads 10" and "Five fin- 
ger..." 12", Terminal Cheesecake "An- 
gels in pigtails" 12", Tumor - all 7"s, 
Fear of God "As statues fell" 12" and 
"conservant"7", Gravitar/Grae Com 
split 12", Terminal Cheesecake/God split 
7", Crash Worship - any live videos, 
Heckle and Jeckle comics, talking Pee 
Wee Herman doll. Nice pen pals into this 
stuff also wanted. Mitch/ 5045 La 
Crescenta Ave./ La Crescenta, CA 91214 



BLACK FLAG DIY compilation video 
live performances, hilarious "TV Party" 
video. 120 minutes of Black Flag mad- 
ness. Misfits/DK/Black Flag video com- 
pilation 120 minutes of pure entertain- 
ment from your favorite bands. Includes 
"Braineaters" video! $12 each or $20 
both (ppd). Nick Driefuerst/6329 Pheas- 
ant Lane #F114/Middleton, WI 53562. 



AIRPLAY MATERIAL WANTED for 

punk/grind/metal/noise f reef orm FM ra- 
dio show broadcasting in NYC/NJ metro 
area. Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine c/ 
o WFMU FM PO Box 171, Hopatcong, 
NJ 07843. Airs every Weds llpm-2am, 
Thurs on 91.1. Latest playlist: Locust, 
Devoid of Faith, Towel, Morgion, Kra- 
bathor, Croatan, Faxed Head. Touring 
bands get in touch. Email: diane® 
wfmu.org. 



COMPILATION: LOOKING FOR punk/ 
noise/hardcore to be on a series of com- 
pilations. Wide distro... good format, 
may be on CD! Get in touch soon, send 
SASE/demo/bio/Email account/phone 
number to Chastity Records PO Box 38 1 
Swansea, MA 02777-0381. ChastyBelt® 
aol.com. 



lOI! OI! OI! I'm always looking for all sorts 
lof Oi ! records so if you got some you don't 
Iwant drop me a line. Ben Richards, 44255 
iDuchess, Canton, MI 48187, USA. 



STILL LOOKING TO TRADE or buy the 

following. ..Code of Honor, Antidote 7", 
Chain of Strength (Has the Edge...) t- 
shirt, X-Swatch, YOT (We're not in 
this...)(EuroPress), and of course all the 
typical Schism, and Positives Force Ran- 
ties and shirts...Call 910-867-7635. Aaron, 
609 Georgetown Cir., Fayettville, NC 
28134. 



WONKA VISION Coming to you from 
Bucks County, PA Packed with record re- 
views, punk, ska, hardcore, personal sto- 
ries, poems, pictures, political issues, col- 
umns, fun contests, veganism, and inter- 
views with Spring Heeled Jack, Nerf 
Herder, and Funeral Operation. Only 
$1.00 through your mailbox. Upcoming 
issues feature interviews with...Buck-0- 
9, mxpx, Mustard Plug. Send to Wonka 
Vision, 206 Twining Ford rd., Richboro, 
PA 18954. 25% of sales go to underpriv- 
leged children in the Kensington Shalom 
house. 



WANTING TO BUY: Disrupt/ Tuomi- 
paivian Lapset 7", V/A West Coast Pow- 
erviolence 3x7" box set with Dropdead 
live 7". Will pay cash. John Tilley, 66 Oc- 
tober Dr., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 
6J6, Canada. (905) 937-7763 (leave a mes- 
sage with your phone number), e-mail: 
yu21198@yorku.ca 



ALL YOU CAN EAT/LAWNSMELL 

split cd album, Australia only release. 11 
tracks, 500 only. Yours for only US$10 
(postage included). Cash only (or trade) 
Blind Records, 1 18 Ashley St.Chatswood. 
NSW 2067 Australia 



IDEA DISTRIBUTION - 3,000 titles form 
around the world. Send $1 US, $2 foreign 
for current catalog. Sound Idea/ PO Box 
3204/ Brandon, FL 33509-3204 USA. Call 
(813) 653-2550. Stores: Get in touch for 
wholesale rates. And visit the Sound Idea 
store in Brandon. 



3,000 PUNK AND HARDCORE titles in 
the Sound Idea catalog. Send $1 US or $2 
foreign for current catalog. Bootleggers 
get in touch. Sound Idea Distribution/ 
PO Box 3204/ Brandon, FL 33509-3204 
USA. Call (813) 653-2550. Stores: call for 
wholesale rates. 



T-SHIRTS, RECORDS, VIDEOS, cds and 

more! Send $1 US or $2 foreign for cur- 
rent catalog. Send samples and working 
terms for consideration. (No demos). 
Sound Idea/ PO Box 3204/ Brandon, FL 
33509-3204 USA. Call (813) 653-2550. 
Stores: call for wholesale rates. 



WARNING: LOS FEDERALES have a 
new 7" out as of September '97. All red- 
necks and Christian Coalition folk will be 
destroyed in honor of this occasion. Send 
for your copy now so you can tell all your 
friends you had a part in the glorious de- 
struction of the religious right. $3 (well 
concealed)to No Theme! Records / 2509 
N. Campbell Ave. Box 75 / Tuscon, AZ 
85719 



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NEED DISTRO HELP? Send samples 
and working terms. (No demos). If I am 
interested, you'll hear from me. Sound 
Idea Distribution/ PO Box 3204/ Bran- 
don, FL 33509-3204 USA. Call (813) 
653-2550. Stores: call for wholesale 
rates. 



JAPANESE AND EUROPEAN 

labels: Trade with me! I run Burrito 
Records and Sound Idea. Distribution. 
If you can't trade, send wholesale pric- 
es. Sound Idea/ PO Box 3204/ Brandon, 
FL 33509-3204 USA. Sound Idea store 
open now! Call (813) 653-2550. 
Stores: call for wholesale rates. 



SHORT FUSES 2nd 7" on 007 Records. 
Ltd to 500 on red vinyl. Ex Speedway 
and Dummies. Balls out rock n roll! 
Four bucks x 2 stamps USA/$7ppd 
overseas. Chris/534 E. 14th St. #15/NY. 
NY 10009/USA 



TURN IT AROUND double 7" $20 + 
OpIV "Hetic" EP (Laytonville early 
press) $10 + NCM "Ulitmate Orgasm" 
7" (VVV)$20 + Live at the Hot Club 
(Hugh Beaumont experience, Bobby 
Soxx, Ejectors) $20. US postage: $2. 
Ryan Richarson (the one not looking for 
Nirvana or Pussy Galore) PO Box 49984 
/ Austin, TX 78765. Email: vacuum® 
mail.utexas.edu 



AUDIO AND VIDEO TRADERS Trade 
contact is finished but I'm still trading, 
snuff, Scared of Chaka, Psyclone Rang- 
ers, Wipers, Descendents. Hoss, RFTC. 
Another RNRD will emerge one day. 
Don't send promos! Kelvin Craig / 18 
Rhonda Ave./ Willetton WA 6155/Aus- 
tralia 



FREE PORN! You're still falling for that? 
Well if you are read this: The Dead End 
Kids CD is out, No Fraud's CD is coming 
out this month and a compilation with 
Rythmn Collision, Link 80, and many 
more. Send stamp for catalog, patches and 
stickers: Kevin Allesee Records, PO Box 
2510, Pt. Charlotte, FL 33949. 



NEW! INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 

Compilation Video! filmed at CBGB's 
on June 28th, 1997. Salvo, Resist, Burn 
Cycle, Crocodile Shop, and Clay Peo- 
ple. This is a high quality show in hi-fi 
stereo. Available in any world video sys- 
tem. Running time is 80 minutes. Price 
is $15 + $2 Shipping USA / $5 world- 
wide. Peter De Mattia / 8 Haddon Road 
/ Hewitt, NJ 07421-2329 USA 



VIDEOS! I have the shows you wanna 
see! Free transferring to any world sys- 
tem. Over 3500 quality shows, rare old 
and hard to find new stuff. Punk, hard- 
core, movies, documentaries, ska, alter- 
native. Send 55c sase or $1 for big list. 
Fast reliable service. Call, write, e-mail: 
Peter DeMattia / 8 Haddon Road / 
Hewitt, N.J. 07421-2329 USA. Phone: 
(973) 853-4420 E-Mail: peterd® 
warwick.net 



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WORLD-WIDE PUNK ROCK for sale 
2000 items 7"/127Albums. I've got 
megarare stuff as well as usual stuff 
Also got indie/mod/powerpop records 
The list is full of Killed by Death Back 
t« Front, Bloodstains stuff like- Anar- 
chy, Bnard, Shit Dogs, Rattus, Eat 
Bastards (Finland, Italy; Switzerland) 
Victims, Razar, Glueams, Fresh Color' 
tilth, Kriminella Gitarrer, Paraf Sta- 
lin, Friction, Liket Lever, Guilty Ra- 
zors. Trades welcome! Send 3 IRC's or 
* 2 for complete list to Ingo Eitelbach, 
P.O. Box 1319, 23833 Bad Oldesloe 
Germany, Fax +49 4531 67733 (Tel 
07438). E-Mail 10 1603.2202® com- 
puserve. com 



|X???° S ■ PAL < UK ETC > & NTSC 

■(USA etc), trade/sale. Thousands of 
Ishows/promos/tv clips. Stuff like Pro- 
Ipagandhi, Business, Screeching Weasel 
■Zounds, Exploited, Poison Idea, DK's' 
■Blitz, Queers, Conflict, Schwartzeneg- 
Igar, GG, Dickies, Descendents, Opera- 
tion Ivy, Guns n Wankers, Misfits Sub- 
■humans, Snuff, Gin Goblins. SAE (UK) 
■2IRC's (overseas) or decent trade list-' 
■Dave, 50a Great King St., Edinburgh,' 
■Scotland. E-mail: gingoblin® easynet 
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SERIOUS COLLECTORS of punk wave 
garage, underground 1975-85, Stoopid 
Records now open 6546 Hollywood Blvd 
#212, Hollywood, Ca 90028. 1200-800 

f?^ S ^^ g trade - Cal1 for mailorder 
213-467-6990 or send detailed wants. 



u send us you.- stick! Also, jot 
.... jw^r wanking at work/ school/ 
wherever stories. Girls welcome of 
course! Contributors receive their issue 
tree. You are not alone! Back issues $6- 
boith for $10. Sign age. JJ(O), POB 624 
Alameda, CA 94501 



GG ALLIN MAILORDER. Since 1990 
we ve sold GG merchandise at cheap 
prices. Catalog includes over 50 differ- 
ent GG items including vinyl CDs 
tapes, videos, t-shirts, zines, stickers' 
& more. Send $1 to: GG Allin/PO Box 
9o61/ Wyoming. MI 49509-0561 



AUIDO/VIDEO TAPE TRADERS 

wanted: quality recordings, quick ser- 
vice. Misfits, Ramones, BTS DKs 
ANWL, Pistols, CJs, GBH. Your list 

f T 6 ^ 1 ? in , e - Gre § Gibson, 507 
N.Marshall, Clarksville, IN 47129 



K\Ki: BRITISH PUNK/OII/H.C. Set- 
tle 1800+ items, Abrasive Wheels - 
/■Minds. Want-list service. Please send 
II«. loi catalouge: Elista, 157 Common 
Rise, Hitchin, Herts., SG4 0HS En- 
gland. Tel/fax: (01462) 433089 



JTRAVELING BANDS the SX^BWants 
■you! If you are going to be traveling 
■through Ohio and want a place to play 
■contact us. We are a new club so we 
■can t offer guarantees. What we offer 
■is a place to play, food, and lodging 
[Contact us at (513) 241-1430 and send 
Idemos to: S.O.B./ 1815 John St./ Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio 45214. e-mail us at 
lchevron@fuse.net 



POOR DUMB BASTARDS 14 song cd 

Booze driven sleaze to please from Tex- Pi Sb c 

aS 5 T r fH n L ng kin § s of trash Punk. $10 ing <— " 

ppd U.S., $12 world. Cash, check, mon- the i 

ey order to Robert Walters, P.O. Box Let's Fuck' 

474, Baytown, Texas 77522-0474. " r"iT_. 



PERPETUALLY SINGLE boy looking 
tor anybody who finds intense political 
discussion and fighting for social change 
sexy. Must like old Napalm Death, Mob 
47, traveling and long distance bike rides 
through the woods. Call or write Chris 
Revolutionary Anarcho Punk Dating Ser- 
vice, 429 Circle Ave., Forest Park IL 
60130. (708)366-3477 



FOR TRADE...STALIN - Dendoukokeshi 
flexi, Stalin - Stalinism 7"ep; Comes - No 
bide lp; Lip Cream - Lonely Rock 7"ep- 
Lip Cream- Night Rider more than Fight "' 
7 e P; Confuse - Flexi 7"ep; Shuffle - flexi 
/ ep; V.A. - Oi! of Japan lp (original)- V A 
- Japanese Movement 12"ep- Gism 
Gauze, Zouo, Cobra, Gai, Kuro and many 
more Japanese stuff! ! Please send me your 
want/trade/sale list and offer! I want to 
trade with von I want t n u,... i_ 



FILTHY, LOADED, SHITBAG sell me 
these records-The Eat-Communist Ra- 
dio, Fear-I Love Living in the City 
Cramps-The way I Walk, Human Fly 
Germa-Lexicon Devil, Agnostic Front- 
United Blood org. 7", The Lewd-Kill 
Yourself, Comp of all Lewd songs Plas- 
matics-Meet the, UK Subs-Brand New 
Age. Robert Frishkoff, 502 Minor Ave 
North #3, Seattle, WA 98109 



WANTED! Funthings 7", Absenteese 
7 , Razar 7", Mad 7", Nasty Facts 7" 

J *™? 12' X g ress 7 "' ** 7 "> Rowdies 
7 , Spitfire Boys 7", etc. Please send 
your list to: Satoshi Sasaki, 7-22-3 
Gumizawa, Totsuka-ku Yokohama- 
shi, Kanagawa 245 Japan 



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Inn o \\ W, °. UKm 8 Ior rare world punk/hc 
(77-84). Write to: Yoshiaki Nagano/ 3-29- 
5-103, Daita/ Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo 155 
T aDan J ' 



POOR DUMB BASTARDS 14 song cd 
Booze driven slease to please from Tex- 
as s reigning kings of trash punk. $10 ppd 
(u.s.), $12 (world). Cash, check, money 
order to Robert Walters, P.O.Box 474 
Baytown, Texas 77522-0474. 



IDATA RECORDS, the old-school punk 
■mailorder specialists, are now on the in- 
ternet! Our full catalog of new and rare 
■vinyl and eds can be found at http// 
lourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ 
■sarahjiarris/ There's a free prize draw 
■too! 



THE OUTHOUSE in Lawrence Kan- 
sas! I m making a documentary of this 
historical landmark. I'm looking for 
video tapes of old shows and new 
shows. If you have played there or have 
a story to tell let me know about it' 
Heath Alien, 522 S. William St., Colum- 
bia, MO 65201, (573) 449-5417 write for 
a price list of shows and the documen- 
tary. 



RICARDO MONTALBIN'S trium- 
phant return - Tape $3 ppd. Cash only. 
The fucking United States only Fucked 
up punk rock that will make the neigh- 1 
bors call and your mom scream Free 
stickers and tape too!! Ricardo - 754 
Lancaster Ln., Geneva, IL 60134 



DRUMMER WANTED for Lesser of 

Two, an angry hardcore band that 

w welcomes experimentation. We have 

8 punk rock- toured the US somewhat extensive! 

ludes ly, released two EP's and were on 

■~s. Farmhouse 1994 comp". PO Box 

>a « 6 ,™<L? akland ' CA 94609-0603. 
'A '510)923-1230. 



ANARCHO PUNK and hardcore vinyl for 
f a le n £undreds of items (many rare) from 
* e 80 ' s and 90's, including 7"s etc from 
Crass/Mortarhate/Bluurg records. Send 
$1.00 tor complete listing to George Cur- 
ran, 43 The Cairns, Beaubec, Dublin Rd 
Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland 



FOR SALE / TRADE: rare punk and 
hardcore seven inch vinyl. Includes boots 
and originals by Misfits, Dead Kennedys 
Pear, Angry Samoans, Minor Threat, Sep- 

M C w ea cH 1 T'™S uincy Punx > Exploited, 
NoFX SNFU NOTA, Sloppy Seconds 
Conflict, Black Flag, Dwarves, and many 
more. Free huge list. Paul Holstein, 6759 
transparent Drive, Clarkston, MI 48346 



RUMORS FROM THE Air Conditioned 
Tiger Pit CD comp. of bands from 
around Reading Pennsylvania featur- 
ing Bomb Squadron, Piss Shivers i 
Christian Science AD, Figurehead DUI 
and more. 13 bands, 26 songs with 16 
page booklet. $6 US, $7 world. Rotten 
House Records, PO Box 12705 Read- 
ing, PA 19612-2705. Checks and mon- 
ey orders payable to Brett Tobias. 



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MUSIC I'M LOOKING for: Maggot 
Sandwich - Dead to my World 7". Jus- 
tice League - Thing or Sing 7 ", Life Sen- 
tence - No Experience LP. Detonators 
LP, Sedition LP I will buy or possibly 
trade for any of this music. If not. just 
make me a copy of it on tape and I'll buy 
it. Tim Eiswirth, 2459 Eastill Dr., Jack- 
sonville, FL 32211. 



■BRINE Learning Process eight song 7", 
■cassette available, choppy, pissed, heavy, 
Isocio-political speedcore. Topics in- 
Iclude: death penalty, maintaining rela- 
tionships, community contribution, so- 
Icietal contradictions, politics of smok- 
ling, corporations vs. employees. $3: 
■Tyler Galloway, 6736 West 74th St. 
■Overland Park, KS 66204. 



RARE REMISSION GOODS: t-shirts - 

$10. Live at Gilman + 4 studio songs 
demo tape $5. A Few Faces of Protest 7 " 
$5. Boris Shit: End of the Century LP 
(lim. to 1700) $25, Same record, white 
vinyl (lim. to 300) $40, Grilled Cheese 
7" (orange vinyl lim. to 500) $15. 8-Tes- 
ticled Pogo Machine pic disc (lim. to 
1000) $30. Send to LP (cash only) 1336 
1/2. Doty St.. Green Bay. WI 54301. 



WANTED: "Hurt - a Psychotechnics 
Comp" LP- Also vinyl and t-shirts from 
Slug, Distorted Pony, Dana Lynn, Man 
is the Bastard, Oiler, Pixies. Sam Craw- 
ford, 129 W. Walnut, apt. R, Lancaster, 
OH 43130. 



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BANDS WANTED! Slovenian label 
wants new-school, ska, melodic H/C 
bands to send demos for compilation. If 
interested send a tape + info to: Rok 
Djordjevic; c/o Pancake Records; Cesta v 
staro vas 5; 6230 Postojna; Slovenija; Eu- 
rope. Thanx! 



1 WILL P Ax luu uundi iui wic?»t^ cany 
Dischord 7"s! SO. A.; No Policy (green 
wax), the Necros »41/2 split release w/ 
Touch & Go), Youth Brigade; Possible 7" 
EP and Government Issue; Legless Bull 
7" EP. Send me your list of set prices, 
description, and condition to me at: 
Krispyn Joelvav. 2942 Kinsev Ave. Des 
Moines. IA 50317. 



I WILL PAY top dollar for these items ! The 
Rejectors; Thoughts of War 7" EP on Fartz 
Wreckords, D.R.I. ; Violent Pacification 7" 
EP (RRadical), D.R.I. 22 song (Dirty Rot- 
ton) Fartz; Because This Fucking World 
Stinks on eith Fartz Wreckords, or Alter- 
native Tentacles (both would be great). 
Send you lists to me at: Krispyn Joelyay, 
2942 Kinsey Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317. 



HELP ME!! I'm desperately looking 
for. the Modernettes "teen city" 12"ep, 
Skrewdriver "All Screwed Up" LP, Cya- 
nide lp & all singles. Write... James Smith 
3 100 Lake Brook Blvd. Apt. 45 
Knoxville.TX 3790!) ps- Also, for trade 
Screeching Weasel "Ramones" (tour only. 
white vinvl. silk screened cover. & a-uto- 



I WILL PAY top dollar for these items! 
Four old 7"s on a 12" (early Dischord 
sampler) Fartz; World Full of Hate 12" 
LP, MDC; John Wayne Was a Nazi 7" 
EP, Cramps; Songs the Lord Taught Us 
12" LP Etc etc?! Everyone thinking of 
selling, please send me your lists of other 
stuff as well. More thank likely I'll be 
interested. Write me at: Krispyn Joe- 
lyay, 2942 Kinsev Ave., Des Moines, I A 
50317. 



EXTREME TURNTABLE TERROR! 

Worldwide fast HC/grind 7" for sale! 
Nailed Down, Enemy Soil, Opstand, 
Rot, Phobia, Dahmer, Sistema Nervio- 
so, Agents of Satan, Global Holocaust, 
etc ! Write for free list: Knot Music/ POB 
501/ SouthHaven MI/ 49090-0501/ 
USA. 



RAW PERUVIAN IIC split tape with 
Dios Hastio and Materia, it comes with 
booklet and info. Available for $5 ppd 
evervwhere. Contact: Jose M/PO Box 
4370/Lima/Peru 



FOR SALE/TRADE: rare punk and 
hardcore seven inch vinyl. Includes! 
boots and originals by Misfits, Dead 
Kennedys, Fear, Angry Samoans, Minor I 
Threat, Septic Death, Quincy Punx.l 
Exploited, NoFX, SNFU, NOTA, Slop- 
py Seconds, Conflict, Black Flag, 
Dwarves, and many more. Free huge 
list. Paul Holstein, 6759 Transparent 
Driv, Clarkston, Michigan, 48346. 



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FREE HBO, PLAYBOY! Showtime. Laid 
off punk cable worker tells all ! Build de- 
scrambler for under 13 bucks with 7 Ra- 
dio Shack parts, and very fast. Send 10 
dollars, cash or money order for simple 
7 step instructions to Ed Duckfield. Im- 
mediate response guaranteed for DIY 
punks! Ed, PO Box 157, West Sayville, 
NY 11796 



SILK-SCREENING: Do you need t- 
shirts or patches made? Do you want it 
done inexpen-sively and DIY? Mail 
Tango your design and information re- 
garding quanity and size of shirts or 
patches, ink and shirt color, and any 
other important information. Enclose a 
stamp for a reply of price quotes. Tan- 
go/P.O. Box 190/Wilsonville, AL 35186 
USA 



SPIKED LEATHER, BONDAGE, S-M. 

Pyramid belts, collars, wristbands, re- 
straints, cones, spikes, studs. Anything 
you need, punk as fuck handmade leath- 
er products. Are you sick of paying out 
the ass for cheaply made 
leatherware? Guaranteed highest qual- 
ity at low prices. Custom orders also 
made. Send stamp for catalog to: B. 
Leather, 2072 Richfield Dr, Kettering, 
OH 45420. 



TANGO T-SHIRTS: High quality shirts 
of bands like Pist, Mankind?, Drop Dead, 
Hell-nation, Spazz, Aus-Rotten, Detest- 
nation, Ulcer, Resist, Masskontrol, Mon- 
ster X, Forced Expression and more. All 
shirts are done with band's permission. 
Cash only $8ppd in USA! Tango/P.O.Box 
190/Wilsonville, AL 35186 USA 



FREE CABLE PUNKS ! Laid off punk ca- 
ble worker shows you how to build your 
own descrambler with only 7 parts from 
Radio Shack for under $13.7 step instruc- 
tions that anyone can do. Fast service, you 
will receive weeks guaranteed! Send well 
concealed cash or $10 money order to: PO 
Box 157, West Sayville, NY 11796 



DARK ENTRIES is a pen pal network 
dedi-cated to printing classified ads, so 
punks can meet other punks, trade free 
shit, get free shit, poetry, or just basical- 
ly voice their opinions. Send your classi- 
fied ads (40 words or less), poetry, stories 
or commentary to: Dark Entries/6245 Al- 
antic Ave. #134/Bell, CA 90201 



PUNK/GOTH GIRLS! Photos wanted for 
book! Those published get free copy. Nu- 
dity(18+) guarantees publication.' Send 
photos to: Ratis Productions, PO Box 262 
Marina, CA 93933 



BLITZ ZINE OUT NOW! Issue one, 50 
cents and stamp. Need interviews, col- 
umns, art, etc. Send all stuff to: Box 
1218. Manteo, NC 27954. Also, I'm look- 
ing for hardcore bands from NC to add 
to a compilation tape that I'm doing. 
Send tape(or record), lyrics, and an ad- 
dress to the above address. 



PALE HORSE PROD.? Are you still in 
buisness? No response to 3 orders? Any- 
one else out there with literature for 
sale? All kinds reading is my j unk ! Send I 
catalogs to: D. Hinge/718 W Ave. D/l 
Killeen, TX 76543 



INCARCERATED IN TEXAS!!! Bored 
21 y/o male punk rocker looking for fe- 
male penpals to correspond with., age, 
race and sexual preference unimpor- 
tant. Musical interests are Spazz, bom 
Against, MITB, Los Crudos, etc.... I'm 
on the brink of going crazy. Don't hesi- 
tate, write me today! ! ! Will respond to 
all letters. Josh Flowers #763240, 
Dominguez Unit, 6535 Cagnon Rd., San 
Antonio, TX 78252, U$A 



14 YEAR OLD punk girl looking for inter- 
esting punk boy to write to. I'm interested I 
in pictures too , if you want to send one. Tri- 1 
cia, PO Box 1 172, Grand Marais, MN 55604. f 



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WANTED: Amebix, Asbestos Death, 
Blitz, Disproved, Dystopia, Exhumed, 
Hammerhead, Man is the Bastard, 
Spazz (out of print stuff). Also looking 
for compilation 12" with Crawl Unit & 
Illusion of Safety etc. "Decompositions 
in Dee Minor" it's a "tribut" to Diane 
Minor -noise- and current 93 Lashtal 
12". Contact Melissa at (248)360-7998/ 
7145 Roundhill Dr. Apt. B-2, Water- 
ford, MI 48327. 



ALL EIGHT DIFFERENT killer issues 
$8 USA/ $10 Canada, Mexico, South 
America/ $15 elsewhere #1213 (current) 
Clown Alley ($5/ $7/ $10) #11 Blue Col- 
lar ($4/ $6/ $8) #910 Black Flag ($4/ $6/ 
$8) #8 Early Mighty Sphincter ($2/ $3/ 
$5) #7 Hates ($2/ $3/ $5) #6 Early Im- 
pulse Manslaughter ($3/ $3/ $5) #5 Fa- 
tal Error ($2/ $3/ $5) #4 Soldier Dolls 
($1/ $2/ $3)Famous Hardcore of Punk- 
land payable to: Craig Hill, POB 987, 
San Carlos, CA 94070. Next issue dead- 
line March 15th 1998. No checks. 



FAMOUS HARDCORE of Punkland T- 
shirts - Ultimate DIY shirt reads " Anti- 
EMI, Anti-Caroline, Anti-Major La- 
bel." Printed black of white large size 
only. ($12/ $15/ $18) US postal money 
order, concealed cash, or IRC's. Famous 
Hardcore of Punkland payable to: Craig 
Hill, POB 987, San Carlos, CA 94070. 
Next issue deadline March 15th 1998. 
No checks. 



HEY THERE! My name is Gigi. I'm a 
1 5 yo punk girl who is looking for young 
kids from Philly or anywhere who want 
to start a zine with me! ! ! If you are a 
talented writer or artist or you just 
wanna have fun and can't do either... 
Please contact me at (215)-324-5298 or 
write GiGiM./4638"A" St./Phila. P. A 
19120. 



17 YR OLD QUEER BOY looking to 
correspond with other queers or any- 
one into HC. Looking for people my age 
(13 to 25). Into: Madball, H20, Misfits, 
and anything queer. Write: Ron Rey- 
nolds, POBox 10093, Cranston, RI 
02910 



ImRR-BACK ISSUES! Selling my entire 
I collection. Every issue from early 92 to 
llate 96. Including G.G. death issue! Will 
Inot separate. Name your price. Kris, 417 
iMilton Ave., Anderson, IN 46012. 



ORGANIZATIONS, BANDS, labels, 
etc.! So. Cal buttonheads make high 
quality 1" buttons at cheap prices: one 
color ink on any color paper-100/$25 
or 500/$100. Full color-100/$35 or 500/ 
$140. Call or write for details and sam- 
ples: POBox 620173, San Diego, CA 
92162-0173. (619) 237-0403 



INONPROFIT, DIY T-SHIRTS: Septic 
[Death, Spazz, Misfits, Circle Jerks. Six 
Idollar post paid. Specify size. Sabri- 
Ina, 1103 14th St., 31A, Tuscaloosa, AL 
35401. 



BOURBON & CLOROX has done custom 
badges for the Dropkick Murphys, The 
Unseen, Subzero, War Zone and H20 
(among others who were way cooler than 
any of those shleps). What? You're too 
good for us? 30 bucks per 100 buttons. 
Such a deal. For info and a catalog write: 
Bourbon & Clorox, P.O.B. 3824, Nausea 
NH 03061-3824. 



DIET SOCIETY FANZINE has moved 
Sorry if you sent something and you 
haven't recieved anything. $1 ppd. New 
issue out in August (punk theme) and 
November (conspiracy theme). Write to: 
Diet Society/ 4520 Behnet Ave. #213/Aus- 
tin.TX 78751 



EXPLOITATION/ HORROR/ Sci-fi/ 
Trash/ Drive-In/ Cult/ Corman/ Fantasy 
Psychotronic/ Biker/ LSD/ Blaxploita- 
tion/ Classroom/ Wood/ Steckler JD/ Her- 
cules/ Film Noir/ Detective/ Women-In- 
Prison/ H.G. Lewis and much more!! 3 
Movies/ $10.00 Postpaid. High-Grade 
name brand tape. Send for free catalog. 
Sell or trade. Steven McLaughlin, 1573 
Black Angus Way, Marysville, CA 95901 
U.S.A. 



SGT ROCK ISO La Femme Nikita: An 
offbeat moron into wanderlust and Mad 
Max films wants to hear from some kind 
of chick that can relate to athletic ordeals, 
getting trashed by the loved ones, and be- 
ing feared by geeks. Let's talk about feats 
of strength, weird items and fun things 
to do in boring places. Ken LB, PO Box 
140634, Howard Beach, NY 11414 



ADVERTISE IN The Silicon Valley Re- 
view, available in over 20 magazine out- 
lets in the San Francisco Bay area. Full 
page ads are only $19 (camera-ready, 
black & white, 6" wide x 7 1/2" tall). 40 
word classified ads are $4. Sample copy 
is $2 to: Gene Mahoney, Box 843, Red- 
wood City, California 94064 or call (415) 
266-8214. 



BOURBON & CLOROX has new designs, 
a new catalog and a whole lotta lovin: 
New buttons include Guana Batz, Nega- 
tive Approach, The Dark, Bold, Play 
Dead, Rosetta Stone, Government Issue, 
The Damned, etc. plus old favorites. But- 
tons: $1.00 ea.. Send for catalog as well. 
Bourbon & Clorox, P.O.B. 3824, Nashua 
NH 03061-3824. 



HEY PALEFACE! Bourbon & Clorox 
have-um heap many badges. Gothic-type, 
Industro, Psychobill, Hardcore and like 
that there. Brave who wearum punk 
badges gettum many squaw. Sendum 
smokesignals to B&C, P.O.B. 3824 
Nashua, NH 03061-3824. 



MAINLINE STREETWEAR is a new 

clothing line and skateboard shop that is 
now open. We also do consignment so 
come down and see the shop, we are open 
7 days a week 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. 4159 
E. Live Oak Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006- 
5828. Call Terry at (626) 446-4520. 



19 Y/O MALE into anarchy, skate- 
board, photography, books, movies, 
and a hell of a lot more. If this sounds 
like you please write. The stranger the 
better. Jon, 38 Holiday Ln., Somerset, 
KY, 42503. 



I'M SXE, but you don't have to be to I 
write me! 16 y/o male into hardcore and 
assorted other nonsense. I am very 
bored, so all letters will be responded | 
to. Write: Jake, 221 mimosa Ave., Som- 
erset, KY, 42501. 



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Available at http://www. essentialme- 
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90066-1245. 



INDIANAPOLIS activists, zine people, 
punx, hardcore kidz! Write me! I'm es- 
pecially interested in activism and 
would like to meet others who are. Into 
punk, HC, Avail, Minor Threat, pho- 
tography, Orwell, Weegee, etc. I'm drug 
free but not XXX. Anal retentive, elit- 
ist punx don't bother! Johnny Scrueda- 
man, PO Box 19014, Indianapolis, IN 
46219. 



STAY ALL OVER THE WORLD For 

Free. The World for Free was started 
by a touring band to help with accom- 
modations in people's houses. Since 
then it's grown to over 250 members. 
If you like people more than hotels, find 
out about The World For Free. For in- 
formation send a SASE to: The World 
For Free, PO Box 137-M, Prince Street 
Station, New York NY 10012, USA. or 
email: TWFF@juno.com 



ATHEIST COALITION of San Diego. 
CA needs youth! We're the swankest 
atheist group in the US (we protested at 
the Mt. Soledad cross and almost start- 
ed a fucking holy war). Meetings are held 
usually the last Tuesday of eveiy month 
at the Thomas Paine Coffee House (4247 
Park Blv) around 7:00 pm. 619 622 1892 
for info and free newsletter. 



FREE CABLE PUNKS! Laid off punk 
cable worker shows you how to build 
your own descrambler with only 7 parts 
from Radio Shack for under $13.7 step 
instructions that anyone can do. Fast 
service, you will receive weeks guar- 
anteed! Send well concealed cash or 
$10 money order to: PO Box 157, West 
Sayville, NY 11796 



MRR CLASSIFIEDS readers: Bear inl 
mind that just because someone advr- 
tises in here doesn't necessarily mean 
that they are cool... don't be too trust- 
ing of someone just because they may 
be "punk," for what that's worth. 




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Apezine #2 - OUT NOW! 3 PP d world 

Interviews with: 
Capitalist Casualties Gob 
Timojhen of Vacuum Charles Bronson 
Assiick Kiss it Goodbye 

Dystopia Agents of Satan 

Disassociate In/Humanity 

Grief Mnnct^r Y 




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ALL DAY 

"Nobody Likes 

A Quitter" 

17 song CD 

Everything is on this 

release. All the 

singles and a 

bunch of new stuff. 





DRAIN BRAMAGED 
"Happy Drunx" 
15 song CD 
Kings of O.C. drunk 
punk are back with 
their 2nd full length. 



THE FIXTURES 

Dangerous Music Defect" 

27 song CD 

All the classics from the 

first 2 LP's plus some 

compilation tracks. 





DAS KLOWN "Holy Crap!" 
13 song CD/LP 
All the killer stuff on one 
release. New "Live" Klown 
full length coming soon. 





INSULT 

"I Wanna Be A Burn 

Victim" 

24 song CD 

Hardcore!! Produced 

by Seth Putnam of AC 



NOTHING TO BELIEVE IN 

36 Bonds/36 songs CD comp 
Includes The Suspects, Insult, 
Voodoo Glow Skulls, Das Klown, 
The Process, All Day, Fury 66, 
The Fumes, Spunk, Vitamin L, 
Swoons, Drain Bramaged, PUS, 
Glue Gun, Blount, Horace Pinker, 
Rancid Hell Spawn, R. Collision, 
Youth Gone Mad, The Meatmen 
iThe Fixtures, Legitime Defonce, 
Youth In Asia, Monkhouse, Cruel & Unusual, Moral Crux, 
Naked Aggression, No Consent, Apocalypse Hoboken, 
Surgeon General's Warning, Shlumpf, Wrong Way Right, 
Perturbed, Media Slitz, rictgun. & Sanity Assassins. 

These releases also available: 

Anon Family "La Cosa Nostra" CD 

Buzzbomb s/t CD 

All Day /Stomach split 7" 

Dead Beat/Narsaak split 7" 

Carol "Prefabricated" 7" 

Rancid Hell Spawn "Axe Hero" CD 

P.U.S. "A Life In Fear 7" 

Los CrudOS "Canclones Para Liberar Nuestras Fronteras" LP 

Brother Inferior "Anthems For Greater Salvation" LP 

Das Klown "Sink or Swim" 7" 

The Fixtures "Screw The World" 7" 

Good Riddance/Ill Repute split 7" 

Fuckface/Hlckey split 7" 

Das Klown/Drain Bramaged split 7" 

No Fraud "Babewatch" 7" 

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LP = $7ppd N. America/$10ppd World 

7" = S3.50ppd N. America/SSppd World 

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These guys are dust after 3 awe- 
some 7"s and one LP, so now 
history demands an encore-if only 
on vinyl. Appropriately led by "Dou- 
ble Chins Rre Cor', these three 
songs will be their last will and 
testament. We promise! Vinyl on 
MRR Records. Distribution: Mordant 
Records. Mailorder: Vacuum Mailorder